5 foods that can boost your mood and make you feel happier
1. RAW WALNUTS AND CASHEWS
An ounce of walnuts has four grams of protein (which fills you up and helps keep blood-sugar levels steady) and two grams of fiber (also helps fill you up), according to New York nutritionist Elisa Zied, registered dietitian and author of “Younger Next Week.”
One cup of kale is an an excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin C and vitamin K and magnesium, and a good source of fiber, said Zied. Kale is also high in copper, a trace mineral that works to support many vital functions.
Oysters are incredibly low in calories and decrease inflammation,” says New York nutritionist Bonnie Taub-Dix, R.D. and author of “Read It before You Eat It.”
Coffee is practically a magic bean when it comes to mood lifting: The caffeine in coffee can boost mental focus and alertness and athletic performance. Coffee consumption may also protect against Type 2 diabetes and decrease the risk of depression. But the less you consume, the better it works.
5. DARK CHOCOLATE
“Dark chocolate is one of the biggest mood boosters,” said Ramsey. Dark chocolate not only provides immediate eating pleasure, but it has a high percentage of cacao, which has more antioxidant power than many other foods.