The cool and cloudy weather, the reason to wear jackets and the magnified pleasure of a cup of hot coffee or a bowl of hot soup. When the weather outside is grey and gloomy, sometimes you can’t help but feel the same. And, much like your mood, your energy levels may take a dip, too.
You can fight off those blues and energy dumpers with this mood-boosting food:Bananas
Bananas are a convenient mood-lifting snack. Bananas don’t just improve your mood; their carbohydrates and potassium can also give you a much-needed energy boost when you are feeling tired and stressed. Carbohydrates don’t just give energy, they actually improve absorption of tryptophan in the brain.
Oats are rich in selenium which helps stabilize mood by regulating thyroid function.Chocolate
Chocolate has gotten a bad rep because of its sugar-rich processed form; but its raw form, cacao, is rich in antioxidants and mood-enhancing compounds.Fatty fish
Fatty fish are also rich in vitamin D, the lack of which also contributes to depression. A vitamin D deficiency is linked to mood disorders.
For vegetarians, flax seeds and chia seeds, both rich in omega 3 and vitamin D, are good fatty fish substitutes.