Food to Fill and Cheer You Up!

Ever felt blue for no reason at all? Just had one of those days where nothing seems to go right and nothing goes your way? Research has shown that your diet can affect your mood and how you feel throughout the day. At times, when we are feeling down, junk foods may seem like the best comfort food at the time but there are certain foods which do actually cheer you up and make you happy.

1.  Bananas

Eating bananas will not only make your skin glow but it’ll also put you in a great mood. Bananas are rich in potassium, magnesium and vitamin B-6. Vitamin b-6 is essential for making serotonin and dopamine both of which are happy hormones which combat depression.

2.  Spinach

Popeye’s favorite food is rich in folate. Studies have found that people who are prone to depression have low levels of folate in them. Low levels of folate reduce the amount of serotonin and dopamine produced in the brain.

3.  Fish

Full of protein, omega-3 fatty acids and Vitamin D which have shown to increase feel-good chemicals in the brain. A study found that people who eat fish were less likely to become depressed or feel bad about themselves.

4.  Walnuts

Walnuts keep your heart healthy and also keep our minds sharp. They contain Omega-3 fatty acids which helps our brain function and lessens the effects of depression.

5.  Turkey

Generally lean meats help in fighting depression but turkey is the best, due to its high content of tryptophan which stimulates serotonin production which in turn makes you happier.

So the next time you’re feeling down and don’t understand why, maybe check your diet. You’d be surprised how what you eat can affect you.