What To Eat To Lift Yourself Out of a Funk

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African woman eating chocolate barIt’s cold out. It’s raining. You are in a foul mood. Reading hasn’t helped, neither has watching television. So now what do you do to get yourself out of this funk? How about some good food that will make you feel great?

Make yourself a meal of walnut crusted Atlantic Salmon. The salmon has a ton of fatty acids in it; the good kinds of fats. These fats help to stimulate the brain and also help stimulate hormone production of the hormones and enzymes that keep us in good spirits. The walnuts are chock full of fatty acids too. Just 10 walnuts a day can help lower cholesterol and improve your blood flow which will leave you feeling more energetic!

If fish isn’t your thing, you can have some eggs. The incredible, edible egg! There are so many ways to cook eggs, but the nutrient choline remains. Choline helps to elevate the mood by improving neurotransmission in the brain to the cells that help us stay happy. Throw those eggs on a plate with some low glucose grain bread and you have a great breakfast that will keep you happy through the day! The grain bread helps maintain glucose and energy levels through the day.

If you are looking for something a little heartier, try some red meat and legumes for supper. Red meat has iron in it; something most women run low on constantly. With depleted iron comes depleted energy. Depleted energy causes a foul mood. Legumes (beans) help to stimulate serotonin which is a mood elevator.

One of the best happy mood foods is dark chocolate. Not only is this tasty treat good for your heart, in moderation, it contains tons of antioxidants and helps release endorphins. Coffee with that chocolate will help your energy levels due to the caffeine. If you don’t like coffee, great tea is full of antioxidants as well!

Finally, the least appealing food to make you happy is seaweed. It may not sound appealing, but the iodine in it will leave you feeling very happy!

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