Got the monday blues or everyday blues? Irritated and snapping at folks around you? Even if you’re not, would you say no to being in a better mood? One of the best ways to boost your mood is to …eat! Recent research on mood swings have actually shown that certain foods can boost your mood, making you relax and be more alert.
Are you depressed or often feel low? Craving for that intense sugar rush? Nine out ten times, you reach out for that tempting and mouth-watering candy or a can of coke to generate an instant spike in the your blood sugar. This definitely makes you feel high in good spirits but only for a little while. Instead, it’s better to control your blood sugar to prevent ups and downs, by eating consistently. This gives your body and brain a constant fuel supply. But before you reach for that packet of m&m’s or serve yourself an extra scoop of rich chocolate chip ice cream, you might want to consider the healthier snack options to munch on. Making better choices will not only have you feeling better, but also help make sure you consume the right kind of calories.
Completely stressed out? Yes, is an obvious answer with our all-too hectic and busy lifestyles. When you feel the stress building up in your body and mind and lack motiviation to do anything, reach for that piece of chocolate stashed away. There you go, you heard right! Sugars are bad; but studies have shown that dark chocolate helps reduce stress hormones that tend to swarm our body. Just don’t go and gobble up a Continue reading “Foods to Boost your Mood” »