Superfoods To Boost Your Mood

By Ruby M

Sure, practicing positive routines, relationships and lifestyles are all great ways to improve your mood, but it’s also about what you eat. By incorporating superfoods into your diet that are known for mood elevation, you’re pretty much guaranteed to feel at least a little bit better. Here are just some of the many superfoods that you can eat to improve your overall mood.

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Walnuts are not only a tasty and healthy snack but they are also packed with omega-3 fatty – a nutrient that is not only good for your heart but also assists with mood elevation and can even be used to treat mild depression.


Bananas contain tryptophan, a protein that converts to serotonin, which induces a relaxed mindset and elevated mood. Bananas also contain vitamin B6, which can help regulate glucose levels in the body, affecting one’s mood. 


Foods containing oats like bran and oatmeal are high in fiber which slows the digestion of carbs and helps to stabilize one’s blood sugar levels. Stable sugar levels can help to keep energy levels stable, which can elevate one’s mood.


Berries are high in antioxidants and phenolic compounds. These are vital in managing and combating oxidative stress. Studies have shown a link in maintaining a balanced and antioxidant-rich diet with lower rates of anxiety and depression.


Beans are packed with fiber, protein, and elevated nutrients such as B vitamins, known to improve one’s mood by increasing neurotransmitters like serotonin, dopamine, norepinephrine, and gamma-aminobutyric acid key for mood elevation. Beans also have zinc and magnesium, which can also increase good mood levels.

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