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The best foods that boost mood

mental health & Diet + Meals to boost your mood.

Eating habits are not only the source of a healthy diet, they can also have a major impact on mental health, leading to better mood and emotions. In this article we provide 4 recipes which use nutrient-rich ingredients, and have been shown to have a positive effect on your mental health. 

Knowing that mental health and nutrition can possibly go hand in hand, get the inside scoop on what your diet could be doing to your mood. Discover nutrients that work to warm you up, and foods that may be causing a crash in energy.

Food for the Mind

When it comes to dieting, it's not just about what you put in your body, but also what you put in your mind. That's why we've created this blog section, dedicated to helping you nourish your mind as you work to improve your physical health.

Here you'll find articles on everything from developing a positive mindset to overcoming emotional eating. We'll also be sharing healthy recipes and tips for living a healthier, happier life. So check back often, and let us know how we're doing in the comments!

Foods that Boost Moods

What we eat can have a big impact on how we feel. If we want to boost our moods, we should focus on eating foods that are rich in nutrients like vitamins and minerals. Here are some examples of mood-boosting foods:

1. Salmon: Salmon is a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, which have been linked to better moods and lower levels of depression.

2. Spinach: Spinach is packed with nutrients like folate, iron, and magnesium. These nutrients are essential for brain health and can help to improve moods.

3. Dark chocolate: Dark chocolate contains flavonoids, which are antioxidants that can help to improve cognitive function and reduce stress levels.

4. Blueberries: Blueberries are another great source of antioxidants. They can help to protect the brain from damage and improve memory and cognitive function.

5. Nuts and seeds: Nuts and seeds contain zinc, selenium, and vitamin E. These nutrients are important for maintaining a healthy immune system and reducing inflammation.

Recipes fit for a healthy mind.

If you'd like to get the ingredients for these recipes below, feel free to check out our site where you can access the recipes and have the ingrdients delivered to you on your doorstep via your local supermarket.

Fresh Salmon Tacos - Winnie’s Balance

Cuisine: Mexican

Diet: Healthy Low Carb Source Of Protein High Monounsaturated Fat High Unsaturated Fat Diabetes Friendly Low Sugars

Crispy salmon wrapped in corn tortillas, fresh cabbage and avocado-coriander sauce made in the blender. These fish tacos are so fresh!

Chicken and Spinach Curry - Nisha Katona

Cuisine: Indian

Diet: Healthy Low Saturated Fat High Protein Low Fat Low Carb Source Of Protein Cholesterol Free Diabetes Friendly Low Sugars

On approaching every family meal, Nisha  thinks about how, in one pan, she can incorporate as many of our five-a-day as possible. Adding in spinach is a brilliant way to shovel loads of goodness into children without them batting an eye.

Fresh Watercress and Walnut Pesto Pasta - Peta Leith

Cuisine: Italian

Diet: Low Saturated Fat Low Cholesterol Cholesterol Free High Unsaturated Fat Diabetes Friendly Low Sugars

This pesto is a new obsession of mine; the watercress brings a really welcome freshness to it, cutting through the richness of the nuts and oil with its bright and peppery flavour.

Vegan Blueberry Pancakes - Brit Woodruff

Cuisine: European

Diet: Low Sodium Low Saturated Fat Low Cholesterol Low Carb Cholesterol Free Diabetes Friendly Low Salt

When weekends call for pancakes! Try Brit’s healthy pancake recipe if you want to up your breakfast game on the weekends.

Chocolate Mint Brownies aka Greenies - Nele Liivlaid

Cuisine: Baking, Healthy

Diet: Low Sodium Healthy Source Of Fiber Low Cholesterol Low Carb Source Of Protein Cholesterol Free Diabetes Friendly Low Salt

Perfectly minty and gooey vegan gluten free chocolate mint brownies aka greenies that use no refined sugar or artificial food colouring. Candida diet friendly.

Conclusion

As you can see, there are many different diets out there to choose from. And, as with anything else, it’s important to do your research before settling on one. Consider your health goals, your food preferences, and your lifestyle when making your decision. Your mind will thank you.

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