All of us know this one person, who is always happy. Have you noticed, surely, more times that one, when you are stuck in traffic, or when you are riding the train, or doing something else that is particularly not the happiest thing to do, there will be this one person, who is smiling, who is happy? You cannot help, but wonder, what it is that makes them so happy? Why are they smiling? What are they eating?
Well, you should know, that the food you eat, can impact your mood greatly, and you should indeed consider changing your diet, if you wish to be happy. Below are a few foods that you should indeed include in your diet, if you wish to be happy.
Dark green vegetables such as spinach, collard greens are a great source of Vitamin C as well as magnesium that help keep you upbeat.
Both these minerals are important as they help converting tyrosine amino acids as well as tryptophan in to dopamine and serotonin, thus making you feel joyful.
NUTS AND SEEDS
If you wish to be happy, include nuts and seeds in your diet. For a long time, flax, hemp, pumpkin and chia seeds have been associated with a great mood, but recently cashew has made the list too. They are known to contain, omega-3s, which are known to provide effects that are equivalent to a dose of Prozac. Almonds too are a great source of mood boosting minerals – Zinc, which helps balance your mood, iron, which help curtail brain fatigue and healthy fats, which help reduce anxiety.
Blueberries, also known as superfoods are a great way to reduce angst. They are rich in a bunch of vitamins, phytonutrients and anti-oxidants that help combat stress.
Couple them with acai berries for a snack on the go, and you will notice a positive switch in your mood if you are feeling blue.
FOODS HIGH IN VITAMIN B
When your diet is not equipped with the B Group of Vitamins, you are bound to feel blue.
Foods like brown rice, oats, dark green vegetables. Legumes, fish, organic dairy and many others can indeed help you feel better by providing you the dose of Vitamin B that you need.
It’s packed with power and is a great mood booster as well. It is rich in iron, magnesium, potassium, Vitamin B6 and tryptophan, all you need for a fabulous mood everyday.
There you have it. Speak with a Registered Holistic Nutritionist if you wish to include these foods in your diet for a happy life. A homeopath too can help you with natural ideas as to how you can make life happy and healthy.