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IN Health & Fitness ON 16 Feb, 2016
The presence of some special ingredients like omega-3 fatty acids, tryptophan, vitamin D, or B vitamins, is what makes the foods, mood-uplifting. So stable out your anxious mind naturally by eating these superfoods that tend to be light on your body as well as your pocket. Check them out here.
Consuming about 10 walnuts a day can very well improve your cell's health, and render you with lower blood cholesterol levels, which in turn will give you a sense of lightness and will reduce your depression. A research on men found that those who ate them, "experienced improvement in sperm vitality, motility, and morphology."
This contains high amounts of tryptophan which increases the serotonin levels, and tyrosine, which curbs the stress in the mind, and leads to an uplifted mood.
The high amounts of acid elevates the mood and reduces fatigue. Some of these, like romaine lettuce or spinach help in the proper functioning of the nerves and muscles.
If you're not essentially a vegetarian, this is the ultimate source of omega 3 for you. Several studies have shown that people who lack omega 3 and omega 6 are more prone to be trapped by anxiety and depression.
Whether you like having them in a pie or in a trail mix, cherries are here to chill you out. Besides containing a lot of antioxidants, they are source of natural melatonin and serotonin, that suppress stress and makes you sleep right.
These are the healthy fats that are responsible for providing dopamine and increasing endorphins in the body, thereby making you feel better within yourself.
This one cup can uplift your mood and give a feeling of overall well-being. L-theanine can also elevates focus, mental alertness and sharpen the memory.
These are a source of tryptophan, which is known for raising serotonin levels. They fetch you iron and help you sleep better. Researchers have shown that women fighting depression could fall back into the pit if not given enough of tryptophan.
These are rich in antioxidants, and also release the "feel-good enzyme" in the brain. So, when on a low, use these to get over it quickly, and stay healthy in the long run.
The darker the better. Since it slows down the production of stress hormone, releases endorphins and also boosts the serotonin levels. Tons of studies have found that chemicals in chocolate have the effect similar to marijuana in our body. So, shun the drugs and eat chocolate!