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5 Good Mood Foods To Beat The January Blues

January 03, 2019

5 Good Mood Foods To Beat The January Blues

STORY: 5 Good Mood Food To Beat The January Blues

The festivities are a thing of the past, all presents are unwrapped, the tree is out of the house, and the weather is still bleak. January is not for everyone – but you can stay uplifted by following a good diet and keeping things in perspective. After all, happiness is a mindset and entirely in your own hands! Here are some foods to boost your happy hormones. 

  1. Jujube Fruits: These delicious sweet berries are known as an adaptogen which can help the body adapt to stress, both mentally and physically, and thereby help relieve stress, uplift the mood, and improve sleep. Enjoy a handful of jujube fruit aka red dates berries in your morning porridge.
  2. Bananas: A source a tryptophan which helps the body produce more serotonin, which in turn can uplift your mood and increase the feeling of happiness. Enjoy one banana as a mid-morning snack.
  3. Dark Chocolate: Chocolate consumption can help the brain release endorphins and studies have shown that people who eat chocolate produce less stress hormones. Stick to the dark chocolate with at least 65% cocoa solid for more of the natural goodness. 
  4. Oatmeal: Oats have a low glycaemic index which can help with slow release of energy and help avoid blood sugar spikes. A stable blood sugar is essential for a stable mood. Enjoy a hot bowl of oats in the morning, perhaps topped with jujube, banana, and dark chocolate for an extra mood booster? 
  5. Good fats: Omega-3 is an effective support to reduce risk of depression, while the vitamin B12 helps produce neurotransmitters that affect the mood. Foods high in omega-3 include salmon, chia seeds, and walnuts.  

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