Need a Mood Boost? Try These 8 Healthy Foods

BY FOODACIOUSLY

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When you're feeling low, these 8 healthy, mood-boosting foods can lift your spirits and improve your energy. Ready to discover them all? Let's go!

1

Bananas

When the stream of energy from sugars is not balanced by fibres, you get moods swings. So, stock up on high-fibre foods like bananas!

2

Nuts

Nuts are a healthy and nutritious snack that's also good for your mood — especially omega-3-rich walnuts and selenium-packed brazil nuts.

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Recipe Idea #1

These easy flapjacks pair bananas with nut butter for a healthy snack that will get you in a good mood. Find the recipe below!

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3

Dark Chocolate

Dark chocolate triggers a cascade of feel-good chemicals in your brain, boosting your mood and easing stress. Choose 80%+ dark chocolate for maximum benefits!

4

Yogurt

Your gut health and brain health are tightly linked. Eating probiotic-rich foods like yogurt is key to a happier gut, and a happier you!

Recipe Idea #2

Layer yogurt, dark chocolate muesli, and cherry puree in a delicious parfait for an easy mood-boosting breakfast. Swipe up and try it today!

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5

Oats

Oats are a whole grain, rich in fibres and complex carbs. They also contain tryptophan, an amino acid the brain converts into serotonin, which makes you feel happy.

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6

Seeds

Seeds like chia, flax, and pumpkin seeds contain some of the best nutrients for a good mood, including omega-3, tryptophan, and proteins.

Recipe Idea #3

This easy breakfast smoothie features an awesome blend of mood-boosting foods, including oats and chia seeds. Try it and you'll start the day with a smile!

7

Green Tea

Green tea has the perfect balance of energising caffeine and calming L-theanine. So, sip a cup when you need to destress and yet feel productive.

8

Soy Products

Soy products are a powerhouse of nutrients, many of which are great mood boosters. And if you opt for fermented tempeh you'll make your gut happier too.

Recipe Idea #4

Here's another happiness smoothie you should try, made with energising matcha green tea powder plus soy yogurt for a kick of nutrients.

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