3 Ways to Boost Your Mood with Food

Hi FooDies! How are you doing? We hope your days have been well and you’re in a good mood!

We understand that good mood may not always be that easy to have, especially on harder days. There are many ways to boost your mood when you’re feeling down, such as doing your hobbies, going out with friends, or eating! Do you know that you can boost your mood with food? Here are 3 simple ways to boost your mood with food!

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  1. Eat more fruits and vegetables. 

Research has shown that higher intakes of fruits and vegetables helps with feeling calmer, happier, and having improved mental well-being. Fruits and vegetables are packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that give huge benefits for the body, including boosting your mood. If you’re feeling cranky and down too easily, perhaps you need to increase your fruit and vegetable intake!

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2. Eat more probiotics

Probiotics are good bacteria that provide health benefits when you consume them. In fact, 95% of serotonin, one of your feel-good hormones, is produced in the gut, and consuming ample probiotics helps to boost serotonin production! Include probiotic-rich foods in your diet, such as yogurt, kimchi, tempeh, and kombucha.

3. Eat more healthy fats

Not all fats are bad for you. In fact, some fats such as omega-3 are useful to balance the chemicals released by your brain to keep you in a good mood. Consume more fatty fish such as salmon and tuna as well as flax and chia seeds to nourish your body with omega-3 fats. Also, reduce your intake of saturated and trans fats, which may be found in junk food, fried food, and processed food.

If you’re a food lover or a FooDie, make sure you know how to “hack” your daily food choices to make you feel good inside out! Don’t forget to check FooDoo app for more food recommendations. Have a good day!