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Foods that will help boost your mood without compromising health

At times you feel low and irritated. In order to enhance your mood, you crave for packaged food including cookies and chips which are high calorie, sugary and oily items, which may boost your mood for a while, but in the long run, these will detoriate your health.

Following are 4 food items that you can consume to boost your mood, as well as overall health.

Dark chocolate


Although it is high in calories, it contains various compounds that can enhance mood.
These include caffeine, theobromine, and N-acylethanolamine.
Dark chocolate can do wonders to your mood by improving the flow of blood to your brain and boost the brain wealth. Instead of craving for a milk chocolate, which contains added sugar, go for a dark chocolate this time. Even, the texture, taste and aroma of it is said to enhance mood.

Coffee


Coffee is rich in caffeine, that boost up your mind as well as body. It is the most common drink in the world, that helps enhance mood too. Studies suggest that, apart from improving mood, it increases alertness.
However, you should keep a watch on sugar, and prefer having a black coffee.

Oats


Oat meal is high in fiber , which helps expedite the digestion of carbohydrates, and therefore stabilise the blood sugar in the blood stream. This, in turn plays a vital role in keeping the mind fresh and happier. Studies have revealed that those who consume fiber rich diet in breakfast, stay active and energetic through the day.

Nuts and seedsCertain nuts and seeds are high in tryptophan, zinc, and selenium, which may support brain function and lower your risk of depression. It is also rich in plant based proteins, healthy fats and fiber. So, next rime instead of a cookie, pick a handful of nuts and seeds.

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