There are times in all of our lives when we may be feeling a little blue. Sometimes we know exactly why we are feeling this way, due to stress, tragedy or general discontent with our lives at the time. Yet there are other times we get the blues for no real obvious reason. It may last a few hours or a few days, but either way it is not a great way to feel.
Plenty of things can help us to overcome our low mood and boost us back up again, however did you know there are actually a lot of foods that can help improve our mood too? Eating ‘mood foods’ can be a simple and easy way to help improve our mood when feeling down, as well as helping us stay on top of things even when all is going well. These foods contain naturally occurring chemicals to help us feel calm, or energised, while giving us an overall improvement in mood.
Here is a list of some of the more common ‘mood foods’ for you to add to your diet:
- Dark chocolate
- Brussel sprouts
- Sweet potato
- Greek yoghurt
- Chia seeds
It is little wonder most of these foods are also really healthy for you, since a healthy body helps with a healthy mind. Try adding some of these mood foods to your daily food intake to see the positive results. Or if lots of fresh fruit and vegetables is not your preference, you can get a nice boost from a super food smoothie, such as one filled with berries, other fruit, greens and seeds.
Have you had your mood foods today?