"Each time you eat or drink, you are either feeding a disease or fighting it."- Heather Morgan
The food we consume will either make us healthier, smarter and happier or make us sick, depressed and age prematurely over the years. Simply said, we are what we eat. Just as sugar deprivation can create irritability, eating the right food is capable of improving our mood and happiness. Here are some foods that are known to boost our mood for the better.
We know probiotics help aid digestion and improve our gut health. But do you know it also plays a part in enhancing our mood? Probiotic-rich foods such as kimchi, sauerkraut, yogurt and tempeh are great choices for anyone seeking to add more probiotics in their diet. Another way to consume probiotics is to drink VITAGEN. Each bottle contains billions of probiotic cultures that nourish our gut. Since our gut produces 90% of serotonin that directly impacts our emotions, it makes perfect sense for us to load up on probiotics on a daily basis to boost our mood.
Delicious, nutritious and not to mention one of the most economical foods around, eggs are high in protein, Vitamin D and B12. This versatile ingredient is also high in choline, a nutrient known to improve mood and help boost concentration and memory. Whet your appetite with this recipe.
Used as a spice and for its medicinal properties, turmeric is well known for its anti-inflammatory effects. Studies have shown that turmeric’s main active ingredient, curcumin, has the potential to reduce inflammation in our body and even in our brain. This powerful compound enhances mood and helps to fight depression.
Our brain requires fats to function optimally. These fats are the fuel our brain needs to help enhance our focus and give us a mood boost. As such, choosing the right fats is essential. Coconut oil is versatile and wonderful to cook with. It also contains medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) which bypass digestion and are immediately absorbed as a source of energy compared to most vegetable oils that have long-chain triglycerides, which means they are harder to process and often stored as fat.
What we eat can significantly impact our health and happiness. It’s time we chase the blues away with mood-boosting foods that are good for us.