Food is a huge part of overall health, it truly has the power to heal, promote a healthy stress response, and increase serotonin. We're not saying that food is the root of or solution to mental health problems per say, but we are saying that including the following foods, nutrients, and minerals in your diet and supplement routine could help to boost your mood and increase your brain function.
Magnesium - According to research, a lack of magnesium kick-start the sympathetic nervous system which can lead to anxiety.
Omega-3s - Omega-3 fatty acids help decrease stress and diets rich in omega 3's can help promote a healthy emotional balance and positive mood.
Iron - Low iron levels have been associated with both anxiety and depression.
Dark Chocolate - Rich in many mood-boosting compounds, and it has been shown to release a cascade of feel-good compounds, such as caffeine, theobromine, and N-acylethanolamine — a substance chemically similar to cannabinoids that has been linked to improved mood.
Berries - Extremely rich in antioxidants which can help manage inflammation associated with depression and other mood disorders.
Fermented Foods - Help to improve gut health and mood by introducing live microorganisms which support the growth of healthy bacteria in your gut and may increase serotonin levels.
Bananas - High in vitamin B6, which helps synthesize feel-good neurotransmitters like dopamine and serotonin.
Oats - A great source of fibre, which helps slow your digestion of carbs, allowing for a gradual release of sugar into the bloodstream to keep your energy levels stable
Nuts and Seeds - High in plant based protein, good fats, and fibre, and they also tryptophan, an amino acid responsible for producing mood-boosting serotonin.
Coffee - Increases the release of mood-boosting neurotransmitters, such as dopamine and norepinephrine.
Beans, Lentils & Legumes - Good source of B vitamins, which help improve mood by increasing levels of neurotransmitters like serotonin, dopamine, norepinephrine, and gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA), all of which help regulate mood.
Heres to feel good foods and happy brain chemicals!
In health - @Tubify Team