Everyone has days where it is almost impossible to shift from that terrible mood that is present, and in most cases, there is no reason for it. Its days like these you wish for a wonder cure to rid of the bad mood, and scientists list the following happy mood food as a way to rid of your terrible mood plague.
While brazil nuts are a great source of mineral selenium, several studies have also shown that is working its magic in reducing irritability, depression, tiredness and even anxiety. To get your daily RDA of selenium, only three nuts are needed, and if you have these with your morning snack or salad, you should be a happy chap all day.
Chocolate is the answer to everything, but now there is also a reason why it makes all your troubles go away. It only takes a small square of dark chocolate to release endorphins in the brain while it also boosts the serotonin levels. Tests performed on a group of people showed that 40 g of dark chocolate consumed every day for fourteen days proofed that fewer hormones where produced and that a significant decrease in anxiety levels. While it is difficult not to enjoy the whole bar, only a couple of small squares from dark chocolate with 70% or more cacao is needed.
Bananas are a wonder fruit and contain vitamin C, B6 and A, also fibre, phosphorous, iron, potassium, amino acid tryptophan, and carbohydrates. The carbohydrates great as a mood-booster also assists in the tryptophan absorption, vitamin B6 converts the tryptophan into the mood-enhancing hormone serotonin. It helps you sleep better and lifts your mood, due to the fact that it increases serotonin levels and tryptophan is known to be used for the treatment of anxiety, depression and insomnia. One medium-sized banana is all you need to enjoy the wonderful benefits.
Oysters are great when it comes to an individual’s mental health. It is high in zinc, essential both for your overall health and brain while its zinc content is great for depression. Oysters are high in protein, rich in amino acid tyrosine and great for enhancing your mood.
One thing that is extremely important to ensure our bodies function properly is water, dehydration has a huge impact on your ability to concentrate, and the recommended dosage is one to two litres per day. If water is the last thing you want to drink then tea could add to your intake, another great way to enjoy water is a mug of boiled water infused with a slice of lemon, cucumber, a hint of mint or strawberries. Taking a bottle to the gym or on your run is a great way to start the day with good water consumption while keeping water on your desk might be the motivation you need to drink the recommended dosage.