Foods that raise spirits and improve mood

Every day is very common, habitual and has even come to be considered as "normal", that many people feel stressed or anxious. The pace of life we ​​lead prevents us from resting and disconnecting a bit from our routine, which in the long run that daily stress can become serious health problems: decreased defenses, increased infections, we usually get sick flus or colds, we feel stomach discomfort ... It is therefore extremely important to lead a quiet pace of life, thus moving away from nervousness, stress and anxiety (in short, the key is to know how to handle emotions).

On the other hand, feeding Daily is equally fundamental, since what we eat each day will be key not only in our health, but also in our own state of mind, being able to improve it or simply alter it to negative.

The foods that raise the mood have in their composition a series of essential nutrients capable of promoting the release of serotonin in our body; As you surely know, serotonin is a substance that improves our mood by improving the feeling of well-being and pleasure. Also noteworthy foods with high content in tryptophan (amino acid precursor of serotonin), and essential fatty acids (which improve the formation of neurotransmitters in the brain).

  • Fruits: bananas and kiwis.
  • Nuts: walnuts, hazelnuts, almonds, peanuts, dried figs, pistachios, dates and raisins.
  • Natural cereals (without additives).
  • Seeds: sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds.
  • Vegetables.
  • Spices: nutmeg.
  • Dairy and cheese.
  • Plants: evening

On the other hand, we must consider what foods would not be advisable when it comes to improving our mood, precisely because they reduce serotonin levels, especially when they are consumed in excess.

We should avoid or reduce the following in our diet:

  • Alcohol.
  • Drinks rich in caffeine and coffee.
  • Refined sugar.

You should also remember the importance not only of following a healthy lifestyle, but of practicing physical exercise on a regular basis every day, which will help you to enjoy a much healthier life, and above all it will make you happier.

Images | Hamed Saber / Fernando Stankuns This article is published for informational purposes only. You can not and should not replace the consultation with a Nutritionist. We advise you to consult your trusted Nutritionist.

Mood Boosting Foods (April 2021)