9 Mood Lifting Foods

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1) Fatty fish

Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), which are found in fatty fish like salmon and albacore tuna, are associated to decreased levels of depression.

2) Dark chocolate

Chocolate has several mood-enhancing chemicals. Being a rapid source of fuel for the brain, its sugar may increase one's mood.

3) Fermented foods

Kimchi, yogurt, kefir, kombucha, and sauerkraut are examples of fermented foods that may boost gut health and happiness.

4) Bananas

Bananas may assist in reversing a frown. They are rich in vitamin B6, which aids in the production of happy neurotransmitters such as dopamine and serotonin.

5) Oats

Fiber slows the digestion of carbohydrates, allowing for a steady release of sugar into the circulation and maintaining consistent energy levels.

6) Berries

A diet high in antioxidants may help regulate inflammation related with depression and other mood disorders, however the mechanism is unknown.

7) Nuts and seeds

They supply serotonin-boosting tryptophan. Almonds, cashews, peanuts, walnuts, pumpkin, sesame, and sunflower seeds are good sources.

8) Coffee

Coffee is the most popular beverage in the world. It promotes the release of neurotransmitters that enhance mood, such as dopamine and norepinephrine.

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