The ole saying that we are what we eat, is ever so true, especially today. Eating right can and usually is the key to long term weight and stress reduction and an overall feeling of well being. Improving your day to day mood levels is dependent on what you are allowing yourself to consume and it is a scientific fact that certain foods have a positive effect on your mood.
Folate is a chemical with some pretty impressive side effects, especially concerning your moods. It is found in foods such as broccoli, spinach, kale, melons, and oranges. It is also found that bodies with low levels of this chemical are more apt to succumb to depression. Higher levels will reduce problems associated with pregnancy in addition to combating heart disease and anemia that are not good for overall health.
It has also been proven that bananas, garlic, collard greens, sunflower seeds, potatoes, or watermelon contain B6 and are major mood enhancers. Increased red blood cells and neurotransmitters for serotonin and dopamine and some very good side effects that B6 has on our health. With this great food lineup, what better way to feed off mood depressors than with a banana or watermelon.
Next on the menu are Omega 3 rich foods that include family members such as anchovies, herring, flaxseeds, algae, sardines, salmon and walnuts. These also have a positive effect on your mood. Scientific proof also exists that show these foods also have a positive effect on the bipolar and unipolar disorders. Who would have thought that yogurt or salads could improve happiness by just adding some sunflower seeds or adding fish oil pills to your diet to help you stay heart healthy as well.
The right carbs are equally important for your mood health. It is just a matter of retraining what you reach for when consuming food. A piece of fruit will trump refined sugar garbage any day. It will not only give you the energy boost but it doesn't have the mood crashing side effects. You will also began to notice a better looking you with every mirror image. Good carbs equals a better looking you which improves your mood every time.