We all get a bad mood every now and then and we tend to eat junk in large quantities when we are depressed and down. This eating leads to weight gain and consequently more bad feelings.
But there are alternatives to junk food——-foods that are healthy and make you happy as well. Following are the 10 best foods of this category.
10. Blue Potatoes
Blue potatoes, although not a common vegetable, contain anthocyanins, which are antioxidants and protect the brain against inflammation leading to improved mood and short term memory. Their peel contains iodine which is good for our thyroid gland.
09. Dark Chocolate
Dark chocolate improves blood supply to the brain leading to improved mood and concentration. A few ounces of dark chocolate a day can keep your mood good and gay.
Folate and tryptophan are found in abundance in asparagus. In patients with depression, low folate levels have been found consistently while tryptophan is required for the production of serotonin, which is most important stabilizer of mood. Apart from asparagus, turkey is also a very good source of tryptophan.
07. Cherry Tomatoes
All kinds of tomatoes have a substance called lycopene, which acts as an antiinflammatory in brain hence elevating the mood. To obtain best results it should be eaten with olive oil which enhances the absorption of lycopene.
Coconut contains medium-chained triglycerides, which promote general brain health and hence improve the mood. Only coconut shavings should be consumed because coconut milk is quite unhealthy.