You are feeling a little bit of stressed out at work today? You are constantly worried and sad about something? Today was one of ‘those bad days’? So, what can you do about it? You are going home, picking up your phone and have a conversation while complaining to your mother or your friend. But unfortunately this just doesn’t help that much.
We have a different suggestion for ‘those bad days’. This is a different kind of cure for your soul. Why not try to boost your energy level with some comforting food choices?
Try to feed your mind and body while eating these mood boost foods. Here are 10 foods that beat the blues and what they can do for you:
You are felling stressed? Then try to calm down with a little bit of chocolate. Yes, you read that right. Chocolate not only tastes great, it also helps to reduce stress hormones that can make you moody. Even eating a a small amount of it (if you could resist it) has been proven to reduce anxiety and keep you level-headed. Opt for dark chocolate, which is packed with more antioxidants than milk chocolate.
Do you know that oranges can boost you mood? You are felling ornery? Then eat one orange a day. This citrus fruit is packed with nutrients and vitamin C, which helps to pump oxygen through your body to your brain. The citric acid will also recharge your system.
Feeling angry? Try to calm down with a cup of green tea. Besides lowering your cholesterol and helping to prevent cancer, it can also keep you calm, concentrated and focused too. If there’s something that’s eating away at you, brew yourself a nice warm cup of green tea. You’ll be sipping up a ton of antioxidants and calming down at the same time.
If today you are feeling sad, and you simple need a little bit of happiness boost, then eat some bowl full of healthy cereals. You can also add some fruit by your choice. Vitamin D, which is in milk and healthy cereals, helps to promote happy thoughts in your brain.
Who doesn’t love to eat these small and tasty fruits? Do you know that eating berries will help you when you are filling a little bit of cranky. However, eating a handful of blueberries will give you body a big dose of antioxidants, which will keep your neural pathways running smoothly, while promoting positive energy.
Peanut Butter and Jelly
Carbs tend to get a bad reputation. However, everything in moderation is good for you. Because of that ,whenever you feel anxious about something, having a little bit of carbs snack will help. Peanut butter and jelly on a half toast is a comforting snack that actually helps to raise your levels of serotonin, the brain’s natural antidepressant. A snack that is a little bit indulgent and comforting but not that much unhealthy will satisfy your cravings and make you feel a little better.
PMSing? Then consider scrambled eggs on whole grain toast your new best-PMS-food-friend. Eggs have happiness-boosting nutrients, and healthy carbs like whole grain breads are a healthy way to replace your cravings for bagels.
Feeling worried? Eating a full bowl of chicken soup will make you feel less worried and stressed, too. A hearty bowl of chicken soup with veggies has the water-fiber-protein trifecta that will fill you up and boost your energy level.
Foods that are high in omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to help calm nerves and keep you in a happier state of mind in general. Because of this, whenever you feel anxious, cook yourself a salmon!
Besides being amazing for your health, spinach will also give you a major energy boost, whenever you feel sluggish. This amazing leafy green has enough nutrients to help increase blood flow to your brain and help you recall information, so a spinach salad is the perfect choice for lunch or dinner.