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4 Foods That Can Make You Feel Happy

By Genevieve Cunningham

Everyone wants to be happy. We want to feel less stress, live with no worries, and be in a constant state of joy. While this may not be entirely possible, it may be possible to improve your chances of feeling good. How? With the right diet! If you need a boost in both health and happiness, take a look at these foods that can make you feel healthy and happy every day.


This deep red goodie is a great food for boosting moods. It contains a compound called betaine which is known to support serotonin production in the brain. And serotonin is your body’s happy chemical! So how do you eat beets? You’ll need to peel them, roast or bake them, and then enjoy. They might take some getting used to, but beets are an excellent addition to any menu, and many people find that they begin to enjoy the food after some time.

Chamomile Tea

This one is really easy. You’ll just steep in hot water, add whatever sweetener you like, and sip! But why does chamomile tea make you happy? It’s because it can help you sleep, and better sleep has been shown over and over again to improve moods. Along with better sleep, it may also help to enhance your focus. If you’re looking for something super easy to make you feel better, chamomile tea is a great place to begin.

Red Peppers

Red peppers are delicious. This is a food that is incredibly dense in its nutrient content. It contains numerous vitamins including high levels of Vitamins C and A. It’s thought that the density of nutrients that you get from this food directly enhances moods. It also boosts the immune system, which means less illness and therefore, better moods. Snack on this pepper raw, saute it in a skillet, or bake it in a dish to get the positive effects.


Coconuts are actually a fatty fruit. But in this case, the fat is a good thing! The fat content of coconut is thought to directly affect moods. Why? Because good fats reduce pain and enhance brain function. Coconut can be added to various foods, desserts, or fruit concoctions. And in the warmer months ahead, this will be a wonderful seasonal food to add to the menu.

So many different things affect our moods and the way we feel about life. While we can’t control everything, we can definitely control our diet. Use these foods to get you moving toward better health, and you may experience better moods in the near future as well.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in San Jose, Calif.

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