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5 Foods For A Better Mood

Are you experiencing moodiness, low energy, or a general lack of motivation?

The food we consume can greatly impact our mood, both positively and negatively.

Some people consume food that they *believe* will make them feel good, such as ice cream, but ultimately feel worse once the effects of the sugar wear off.

Did you know their are scientifically proven foods to boost your mood? Check these out:

  • Blueberries

According to a study, children and young adults experienced improved mood within an hour after consuming wild blueberry juice!

  • Walnuts

Besides being a source of omega-3s, walnuts are also a natural source of serotonin! According to research, eating half a cup of walnuts per day helped improve the mood of college-aged men.

  • Green Leafy Veggies

Swiss chard, spinach, and kale are good for fighting inflammation, which is a known cause of low mood. This is due to their phytonutrient content.

  • Fatty Fish

Fish such as salmon, anchovies, sardines, herring, and cod are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which have anti-inflammatory properties and can help maintain a positive mood.

  • Dark Chocolate

Did you know that dark chocolate contains anandamide, also known as the "bliss molecule," which is also present in the brain? Additionally, dark chocolate has magnesium, a mineral required for serotonin production.

Food certainly won't solve all your problems instantly, but if you make a routine of choosing nutritious food that can uplift your mood, you will gradually notice its effects.

If you are searching for a comprehensive meal plan, you might explore the Mediterranean Diet as it has the most research and evidence proving its positive effects on mood. Monica, Dr. Wolbers & Dr. Trigg can help get you started!

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