Worldwide many people pass through a bad mood phase, which is a purely psychological disorder but can be cured effectively with the help of various mood boosters and mood enhancers. One of these remedies available is the food mood boosters. Yes, don’t get surprised your selection of food sometimes is quite capable of boosting up your mood. For your ready reference we are trying to provide you some information about the popular food mood boosters being used in the world successfully.
Let us begin with Oatmeal. The Oatmeal helps you to relieve bad-temperament and irritable feeling quite effectively. The oatmeal is full of soluble fiber that helps to bring down blood sugar levels by reducing the absorption of sugar into the blood. Oatmeal is also considered as a great food because the soluble fiber present in oatmeal forms a gel that slows down the emptying process of stomach so you don’t feel hungry quickly after having the oatmeal. Other foods having high soluble fiber contents are beans, peas, barley, citrus fruits, strawberries and apples. To add some variety and richness to your oatmeal you can add coarsely chopped apple with cinnamon or strawberries and sliced almonds.
Next in our list is the walnut. Walnuts are an exceptional source of omega-3 essential fatty acids, a type of fat that’s needed for brain cells and mood-lifting neurotransmitters to function properly and helps people down with depression. Other foods having omega-3 fatty acids contents include salmon, sardines, flaxseeds etc.
Our next food item is quite familiar and popular throughout the world. You must be curious about it now, its tea. Although tea is a rich source of caffeine and caffeine has been well known to lead to a more positive mood. But too much caffeine can make you dependent. It is advisable to limit yourself to no more than one cup of tea per day. You can try green tea or Indian tea made with regular black tea plus spices such as cardamom and cinnamon. You can go in for the herbal tea also if you like.
Next is the much talked about food item, ‘Salmon’, it is a rich source of vitamin D. In the recent past research has successfully established that vitamin D increases the levels of serotonin, one of the key neurotransmitters influencing our mood, and it helps to relieve mood disorders to quite an extent. Vitamin D is manufactured by our body mainly through exposure to sunlight and in lesser amounts, through food.
Canned salmon with bones is rich in vitamin D. It is also an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids. Other foods items rich in vitamin D are fortified milk and fortified soy milk.
Our next food item is Lentil. It is a member of the legume family; lentils are an excellent source of folate, an ingredient of vitamin B that is essential for mood and proper nerve function in the brain. Usually a cup of cooked lentils provides 90% of the recommended daily allowance of folic acid. Other sources of folate include fortified breakfast cereals, spinach, broccoli, liver, and beans.