Winter sucks. It's cold, rainy and can be downright miserable (even in Australia). That's why is a great time to take stock of your diet and support your body with these mood-boosting foods.
Complex carbohydrates are awesome foods to improve mood quickly. Brown rice, oats and sweet potato are all good choices. They help the body release serotonin - making you feel happy inside!
Try this: Pumpkin Oatmeal
When it comes to omega-3 fatty acids, no food source is better than fatty fish like wild salmon, tuna, or mackerel. Their fatty acids found have specific brain-boosting properties to fight depression.
Try this: Crispy Skinned Salmon
3. COTTAGE CHEESE
This relish white cheese is rich in vitamin D and calcium, along with metabolism-loving protein. The protein found in cottage cheese induce a sense of well-being and relaxation, as well as fighting depression.
Try this: Raspberry Cheesecake Smoothie
4. DARK CHOCOLATE
Dark chocolate helps to release serotonin and relaxes the blood vessels of the cardiovascular system. Just remember that most store-bought is mixed with milk powders and bad fats, so try making your own raw chocolate for the best benefits.
Try this: Snickers Chocolate Bark
A lot of lean proteins are reported as good for tackling depression, but turkey has relatively higher levels of a chemical called tryptophan. This chemical stimulates serotonin production - your happy hormone!
Try this: Salad à la Turkey Bolognese
The magnesium found in walnuts is responsible for boosting your mood. They also contain antioxidants that improve the brain health - making you more alert.
Try this: Carrot Cake Oatmeal