food, Wellness, Yoga

5 Foods to Boost Your Mood

Now that the darkness of Winter is finally lifting, our spirits begin to lift as well.  The right foods can help to boost your mood too, and bring a sense of satisfaction and happiness to your day. Knowing which foods to try is key and I’ve compiled a short list to help you get started.

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1: Chocolate

This might not be a surprise for you. Everyone knows chocolate can lift our moods and makes us happy. But, eating dark chocolate consistently for two weeks reduces stress hormones, including cortisol, in people who are highly stressed. This is because of the antioxidant properties of dark chocolate.

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2: Walnuts

Walnuts are one of the nuts that are rich in the essential fats known that are known to improve cell health. 10 walnuts a day helps to optimize cell wall composition and has also been shown to help lower blood cholesterol levels, thereby increasing blood circulation or blood flow in the body.

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3: Grain Bread

Your mood highly depends on your glucose levels. Choosing carbs that have low GI can help regulate your blood glucose levels, thereby helping you maintain your energy levels and your mood.

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4: Coffee

Most of us start our day with a cup of caffeine filled coffee. Many of us cannot function without a cup of coffee in the morning. A cup or two of milk based coffee a day is good for energy regulation as well as caffeine boost. The stimulatory effects of caffeine help to get our brain and body moving.

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5: Green Tea

Drinking green tea helps to regulate your blood glucose levels and keep them in check. Also, consuming green tea every day can keep you alert and hydrated and anecdotally help to manage your sugar cravings post lunch.

What foods do you eat to boost your mood?

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