Try Out These Mood Foods For a Happier Day
What if I told you that there were certain foods you could eat that could actually have the power to change your mood, and make you feel happier and less stressed? You may roll your eyes at me and call me crazy for thinking we live in some sort of pretend science fiction universe, but the truth is that there are certain real and completely natural foods out there, that can really work to boost your mood.
According to an article by the Huffington Post that is extremely informative and beneficial, in addition to exercising more to release endorphins, and spending more time with family and friends, here’s how to use your diet in order to boost your mood overall.
Eating probiotics has been shown in a few key studies to improve the moods of those that eat them frequently, so that is certainly good news if you are a big fan of yogurt or other probiotic-filled foods of that nature. Interestingly enough, it turns out that there is a direct correlation with the amount of bacteria in your gut, and your overall mood in general. The more good bacteria you have in your stomach and your digestive tract, the better you will tend to feel. This highway of sorts between the gastrointestinal tract and the brain is vital to maintaining a happier mood, so eat your yogurt, kefir, and kimchi.
You can always turn to a probiotic supplement if none of those foods appeal to your tastes or fancies. Green tea is another great natural food that has been shown to reduce stress and anxiety, which of course makes it much easier for the brain to experience a boost in mood. Coffee works in a similar manner, since it has plenty of mood boosting and energizing capabilities to it. Of course, the caffeine that is naturally found in both green tea and coffee is great for improving a person’s energy levels and overall mood in general throughput the day. It certainly doesn’t hurt that coffee and tea are normally consumed in a social setting, which will of course improve anyone’s mood greatly. You may want to pair you morning cup of Joe with a square of dark chocolate. As if you even need a reason to start eating more dark chocolate, the antioxidants it contains have been shown to reduce stress and relax the blood vessels in the body.