Is It A Myth Or Can Certain Foods Actually Help In Improving Mood Disorders?

foods that improve your mood

“There is no sincere love than the love of food” – George Bernard Shaw!

If you are a foodie, then you can well relate to the above quote! Nothing in the world can make you feel happy than the delicious delicacies. People who relish on the tasty cuisines are ten times more happy and healthier than those who skip meals (the tasty dishes actually)! People today follow dietary routines so that they can remain healthy and fit and for that matter, some diet foods are delicious as well.

Almost all of us know that eating right away has tremendous effects on shaping up our physique but can eating the right food actually lift up our moods and make us cheerful? Well, at least studies say so! There are certain food items which have a direct effect on your depressed mood and can lift it up instantly, AND it has nothing to do with you being a foodie. Some substances present on these food items are actually useful in improving the functioning of the brain which ultimately leads to an improved condition of your tempted mood.

The given few foods are effective in doing so. Know more below

  • Foods which are rich in omega-3-fatty acids – studies suggest that omega-3-fatty acids have a good role to play in the functioning of the brain and hence lowers the possibilities of worsening mental health condition. The foods that are rich in them are oily fishes such as salmon, mackerel, sardines, etc. and plant foods such as canola oil, walnuts, purslane, etc.
  • Probiotics – good for gut health, it actually initiates the brain functioning because the gut bacteria sends signals to the brain and receives from it as well. So eating probiotics such as buttermilk, kefir, pickled & fermented vegetables, miso etc. can better your mood to optimum levels.
  • Green leafy vegetables – who doesn’t know the eth benefits of the green leafy vegetables, but not all know that when consumed regularly, they can also lift up your mood tremendously. The presence of “B vitamin folate” on the green leafy vegetable increases the effectiveness of brain chemicals dopamine, serotonin and noradrenaline which in turn help in lowering depression symptoms.
  • Caffeine – coffee in itself works wonder in lifting up the mood (the coffee addicts will know) but if we go by the bookish knowledge caffeine consumption can instigate proper functioning of the brain by triggering the release of brain chemical dopamine and thereby causes an improvement on the mood disorder.

12 Healthy Foods That Can Improve Your Mood Infographic

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Infographic Taken From Naturalon

How Food Affects Your Mood / Improve Anxiety, Depression & ADD

Final Words

If you are a food lover and no matter what mood you are in, you always enjoy eating, feel blessed! As not all are able to carry on with their appetite when in a disturbed state of mind. Feeling low or being in a condition of depression can cause serious harm to our overall health and thus, we need to manage our mood disorders quite well.

And eating right can be considered one of the best alternatives for lifting up your mood. Apart from the above-mentioned foods, eating regular nutritious meals, consuming vape juice, avoiding unhealthy eatables, etc. can also help you improve your mental health condition by a greater extent. For more health and fitness related articles stay connected with The Fashion Updates.

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