Try these foods to improve your mood

Have you ever thought that the reason why you have been feeling a bit under the weather is because of the food you consume? For many years, people believed that the food they consume only affects their physical health, forgetting that physical health has effects on mental health too. According to research, food not only affects our physical well-being but also impacts our mental health. Therefore, understanding what your body needs to function for brain health, heart health and overall nutrition is imperative. READ MORE: The heart-healthy diet to protect your heart According to a study done in the National Library of Medicine, on Nutrition and behavioural health disorders: depression and anxiety, “diet is a modifiable risk factor for depression; thus, improvements to diet may reduce the burden of depressive disorders.” In addition, the study also shows that having a nutrient deficiency, particularly in; zinc, iron, B vitamins, magnesium, vitamin D and omega 3 fatty acids is associated with poor mood quality. If you have ever feel a little down in the dumps, try these foods for a quick pick-me-up. Dark chocolate Chocolate is known for its richness in mood-boosting compounds. According to Healthline, dark chocolate may release a cascade of … Continue reading Try these foods to improve your mood