Food you eat can make you feel better-or feel worse in the short term and long term.
Meal-to-meal and day-to-day, it’s very important to keep your blood sugars steady and your gastrointestinal (GI) tract running smoothly will help you feel good and energetic.
• If your blood sugars are on a roller-coaster ride , hitting highs and lows from too much sugar and refined flour, you are more likely to feel very low.
• Your gastrointestinal system can be distressed due to intense hunger from a fad diet or constipation because you aren’t getting enough fiber and water.
Week-to-week and month-to-month, keeping your body healthy and disease-free makes good moods more likely. For example, key nutrients you get in certain foods can influence the levels of feel-good hormones such as serotonin. Other nutrients can help prevent inflammation so blood circulates well to all of your organs.
Eating a heart healthy diet — high in fiber and low in saturated fat — is a great place to start to boost your mood.
Conversely, a high-fat, high-glycemic load meal can make you physically feel dysfunction in your body. People who eat this type of meal tend to feel bad and sleepy post meals.
Here is a list of such foods which boost your mood and make you feel better. Consuming two or more such foods everyday will help you boast your energy levels , reduce stress, ease anxiety and fight depression.
Bananas help to balance hunger and mood .They stabalise blood sugar levels . Contains high vitamin B6 which helps relieve stress and also a great source of tryptophan which is the essential amino acid the brain converts into happiness harmone serotonin.
It is rich in iron , energy booster helps to ward off fatigue and helps to improve the concentration . Great source of vitamin B6 and folate , which support the brain’s ability to produce mood boosting neurotransmitters( a messenger of neurologic information from one cell to another)
Yes Bread! Your daily slice produces serotonin helps you feel happier and calmer . Whole meal bread produces less serotonin than white. But white produces more energy which has more staying power.
True happiness is just a forkful of healthy brain food away.