Boost Mood: Whatever we feed our bodies reflects in our actions, moods and behaviours in many ways. Have you ever wondered why food is the one thing you miss the most whenever you are away from your home environment or family? People who are confined to limited space or unable to eat freely often dream of their favourite foods. Have you ever heard anyone describe their favourite dish? have you ever noticed how their entire demeanour changes to a happy one and how their face lights up as they recount the attributes of their favourite dish?
Well, the answer is simple and clear food affects our moods and there are certain foods that work like a miracle when it comes to changing our moods. We all know how caffeine can pump up our adrenaline and how a heavy meal can make us sleepy. A change in diet can often impact how you are feeling. As per a senior lecturer in clinical studies at Monash University in Melbourne, Dr Craig Hassed, “When feeling down, food activates the pleasure centres in the brain and gives some short-term relief.”
Foods Which Can Boost Your Mood
One miracle food may not work for all because we are all unique in our individual moods, reactions and likings. So here is a list of miracle foods that can work for every mood:
- Fruit nut energy bar
- Ginger detox tea
Fruit nut energy bar
This is an instant mood and energy booster. All you need is a cup of raw or roasted almonds, cashews, peanuts or any other such combination with 2 tablespoons of sesame or hemp seeds and a cup of dried fruit like raisins, cherries and cranberries mixed with two tablespoons of honey. You can top this concoction up with spices like cardamom, paprika, cinnamon, nutmeg or anything else that goes with your taste.
All you need to do is grind the nuts, fruits and seeds in a food processor till they are fine and have a smooth texture. Make sure it does not get creamy as it tastes best with a bit of bite and crunch to it. Now add honey and give the blender a slight twist just enough for the honey to blend in. Cover it up and leave it in the refrigerator for an hour and voila, you have your miracle food.
Ginger detox tea
You can have this to accompany your wonder fruit and nut bar. Ginger and mint are well known for their digestive qualities and this tea is a combination of these miraculous ingredients to help you get rid of any bloating or indigestion. To top it all it is also an instant mood booster as it provides you with an instant dose of relief and relaxation as you sit sipping on this golden liquid.
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What you will need for a small pot of this detox tea is four cups of water, one cinnamon stick, ten basil leaves, some grated ginger and the juice of half a lemon. Bring the four cups of water to boil with mint, ginger and cinnamon. Let it all boil for five minutes and after removing the pot from the fire add the lemon juice. Let it sit for three to five minutes and then sieve it while pressing all the ginger, mint and cinnamon to get their juices flowing.
Whether you are stressed, hungover, feeling dull or drained a combination of this miracle food is sure to lift your mood and bring you that instant boost of happy energy.
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