Good Mood Food


If you’ve been feeling sluggish, moody, depressed, or anxious, there is a high chance your body is trying to tell you it needs a diet change. Your brain needs good nourishing food just as much as the rest of your body. Here is a list of nutrients and foods that will help put you in a good mood.

Vitamin B1

Helps with: Concentration

Foods that contain Vitamin B1

  • Brown rice
  • Porridge oats
  • Peppers
  • Broccoli
  • Whole grain bread

Vitamin B3

Helps with: Depression and stress

Foods that contain Vitamin B3

  • Brown rice
  • Porridge oats
  • Peppers
  • Broccoli
  • Whole grain bread

Vitamin B5

Helps with: Poor memory

Foods that contain Vitamin B5

  • Brown rice
  • Porridge oats
  • Peppers
  • Broccoli
  • Whole grain bread

Vitamin B6

Helps with: Depression, poor memory, irritability, and stress

Foods that contain Vitamin B6

  • Brown Rice
  • Porridge oats
  • Peppers
  • Broccoli
  • Whole grain bread
  • Bananas

Vitamin B12

Helps with: Poor memory and confusion

Foods that contain Vitamin B12

  • Whole grain bread
  • Chicken
  • Tuna
  • Salmon
  • Natural yoghurts
  • Eggs

Folic Acid

Helps with: Anxiety and depression

Foods that contain Folic Acid:

  • Spinach
  • Collard greens
  • Romaine lettuce
  • Asparagus

Magnesium

Helps with: Anxiety, depression, irritability, stress, and insomnia

Foods that contain Magnesium

  • Walnuts
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Peppers
  • Broccoli

Vitamin C

Helps with: Depression

Foods that contain Vitamin C

  • Strawberries
  • Peppers
  • Oranges

Selenium

Helps with: Depression and irritability

Foods that contain Selenium

  • Brown Rice
  • Porridge Oats
  • Brazil nuts
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Garlic
  • Salmon
  • Tuna

Zinc

Helps with: Depression, confusion, blank mind, loss of appetite, and lack of motivation

Foods that contain Zinc:

  • Walnuts
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Salmon Tuna

Omega 3

Helps with: Depression and poor memory

Foods that contain Omega 3s

  • Walnuts
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Olive oil
  • Hemp oil
  • Salmon
  • Tuna

Tryptophan

Helps with: depression

Foods that contain Tryptophan

  • Walnuts
  • Bananas
  • Chicken
  • Turkey
Sources:
  •   http://themindsanctuary.com/good-mood-food-%E2%80%93-ingredients-to-improve-your-mental-health/
  •   http://www.globalhealingcenter.com/natural-health/folic-acid-foods/

    Carrie Collette
    Monthly Newsletter Contributor since 2013
    Email the author! carrie@dvo.com


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