Health Desk—Oct 08, 2017: Food and happiness are actually inter-related. These foods not only uplift your mood but also help to improve memory. While heavy foods make you sluggish, tired and depressed, there are certain foods that make you feel light and energetic. Let's follow the following list to make us stress free.
Turmeric is known for its anti-inflammatory properties. A compound called curcumin found in turmeric helps in lowering the risk of depression and helps in maintaining a happy mood.
Salmon contains omega-3 fatty acids that can improve your mood and alleviate depression.
Dark chocolate is a good source of antioxidants, which helps in the reduction of stress hormone cortisol. It is loaded with a chemical called polyphenols which instantly uplift the mood
Certain flavors in berries like blueberries, raspberries and strawberries have a chemical similarity to valproic acid which is a mood-boosting drug. Flavonoid like anthocyanidins and anthocyanins help in reducing inflammation, depression and stress.
Eating banana is the best way to keep oneself happy because of its high levels of tryptophan which converts into serotonin for happy moods. It is packed with potassium which gives instant boost in your mood amd makes you feel energetic.
Courtesy: Times of India