Eating right really does have the capability of making you calmer, healthier, and more joyful. And the good news is that all of these positive effects are not limited to what your meal is doing to your body and brain, but they taste wonderful as well!
There are numerous additions that you can make to your menu to make you less depressed, less anxious, and more relaxed. It’s time to shake your blues loose, improve your overall energy, ease your mind, and improve your memory and cognitive function.
Eat More Avocado
Tryptophan is an essential amino acid that the brain uses to produce serotonin. This is the feel-good central nervous system neurotransmitter that avocados have in abundance, and they will make your hair shinier, skin glow, and nails stronger into the bargain. And we all know that when you look good you feel good!
Bring on the Berries
Blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries all have nutrients like anthocyanins and anthocyanidins that have been proven to drastically reduce depression and stress. Add berries to your diet any way you can.
A good roast chicken, chicken mayonnaise sandwich, or a scrumptious salad topped up with chicken breast will not just sate your hunger but boost your vitamin B12 levels too, which keeps you calm.
There is also a reason for the old wives’ tale telling you to sip chicken noodle soup when you are sick. This hot liquid is a powerhouse of fibre and protein that will boost your energy and improve your mood.
Don’t Skip the Dark Chocolate
This treat has sky-high magnesium levels that will reduce anxiety levels and relax your muscles. It also contains phenylethylamine, a chemical the brain creates when you are falling in love, but there is no risk of a broken heart here!
Keep a slab in the house for a snack the next time you are enjoying Roulette games in Australia from your couch at home, exploring Victorian England thanks to a new book, or hurtling through space in the latest American blockbuster film.
Grab Some Greek Yoghurt
Greek yoghurt is packed full of probiotics which is wonderful when it comes to improving your mood and bolstering your immune season.
Savour Swiss Chard
Rich in magnesium, Swiss chard contributes to bone health, calcium absorption, the prevention of diabetes and migraines, heart health, combatting PMS, and relieving anxiety. It will also improve the quality of your sleep.
Top Up With Tomatoes
Tomatoes contain the antioxidant lycopene that fights brain inflammation. Since lycopene is fat-soluble, it is best to eat your tomatoes drizzled with some olive oil. This will help your body absorb the antioxidant.
Walnuts Equal Wellness
Walnuts are the perfect snack thanks to how high their levels of B vitamins are. Eating them will help you keep your moods steadier, fight symptoms of fatigue, and reduce anxiety, irritability, stress, and tension. They are also rich in Omega 3s, so your brain will function better and you’ll be able to ward off depression more easily.