How Food Affects Your Moods

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Update Date 04/12/2019
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Is it really possible that taste can affect your mood? Is it true that some foods can boost your mood or and help your escape from your sadness? In some ways, food does play an important role in improving your mood. Here are some fascinating clues.

Carbohydrate foods

Tryptophan is the only reason why carbs have something to do with mood. Tryptophan’s main function is to cause the brain to produce more serotonin, a substance that positively affects your mood, contributing to your happiness. Research has shown that serotonin deficiency can result in fatigue and depression. It is suggested that you should opt for healthy carbohydrate from vegetables, fruits or whole grains.

Omega-3 fatty acids

Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, which are mostly found in fish and walnuts, are believed to help you keep depression at bay. It is true because omega-3s has an influence on neurotransmitter pathways, though the contribution is not significant, as researchers have just stated. Be that as it may, you are still advised to add omega-3 fatty acids to your diets due to its various health benefits.

Breakfast as a must

Researchers unveil that having breakfast periodically can help boost your mood. In addition, a balanced breakfast can improve memory, provide prolonged energy for all day, and make you stay calm. It is clear and obvious that if you do not have breakfast regularly, you will become tired and anxious. In order to make a great breakfast, you should cover fiber, lean protein, good fats and whole grain.

Foods rich in selenium

A study conducted on 16 elderly participants has shown that depression has gone away with 200 micrograms of selenium a day. In fact, in previous years, it was also said that the lack of selenium in food could cause depression.

Vitamin D

In addition to carb foods, vitamin D can also raise the levels of serotonin in the brain. The ideal amount of vitamin D  is not sure owing to many factors.  However, it is recommended that you should take in 600 IU of vitamin D a day from food if you can.

Speaking of mood improvement, many people think about means of entertainment. But mood can also be improved if we know what to eat.

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How Food Affects Your Moods. http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/features/how-food-affects-your-moods#1 . Accessed June 8 , 2017

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