If your stress load is heavy, sleep is minimal, and pure happiness is starting to resemble something from your past, we have the solution. Forget coffee and cocktails, release your inner child and be once again bouncing out of bed with these natural mood boosters.
Leafy greens top the list for many reasons in health, but happiness adds another cause to go a little greener. Spinach is rich in magnesium, and iron, as well as being loaded with antioxidants to support brain health, and may reduce anxiety and depression. Work it into your diet by blending it into a smoothie, wrapped around some chicken with avo at lunch, or as a base for you salad come dinnertime.
The ultimate food for creating good mood. But before you indulge in Cadbury’s latest invention, we are talking about raw cacao – the purest and most nourishing ingredient you can get your mitts on for a chocolate hit. Cocoa stimulates the production of endorphins, whilst being rich in tryptophan and magnesium. Bring cocao into your diet with smoothies, sprinkled over some oats in the morning, heart-warming hot chocolates, and in delicious raw morsels to make you smile.
Feeling sad? Eat more fish. Nourish Omega 3 fats in fish such as salmon, trout, tuna, and mackerel are wonderful in more ways than one. The fatty acids present in these fish support the health of your brain hormones, ease depressive symptoms, and in the process make your skin glow. Aim for fish a few times per week, accompanied with a big bowl of leafy greens to boost your spirit.