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Bad Mood? Wonderful 9 Good Food Against It!

When you are in a bad mood, eating is a comfort. Eating can not only relieve hunger and supplement nutrition, but also affect people’s mood.

Why does food affect our mood? This is because the neurotransmitters in our brains transmit information to various parts of the body, and there are more than 100 types of these transmitters confirmed. Among them, adrenaline, dopamine, serotonin and endorphins affect mood. Adrenaline and endorphins are chemical elements that convey “happiness”; dopamine also improves mood; serotonin affects people’s satisfaction. If the content of serotonin is insufficient, people will feel tired and depressed.

If you have no reason not to feel happiness and satisfaction, food can indeed help, because food can increase the concentration of these neurotransmitters that govern pleasure. Experiments have shown that high protein can produce adrenaline and dopamine in the human brain, and high carbohydrates and low protein can produce serotonin.

Scientists in Germany have observed that people’s emotions are closely related to diet. Some foods can make people happy and stable, and some foods can make people anxious, angry, sad, dissatisfied, fearful, and manic.  There are 9 types of food that can improve your mood.

When we feel anxious, the carbohydrate intake can increase the content of serotonin in the blood (a substance secreted by the brain when people are happy) and neurotransmitter in the brain, so that we can become calmer. Baked potatoes, whole wheat bread or low-sugar whole grains are rich in carbohydrates, which can help us stabilize our anxiety and don’t worry about eating too much sugar.

The essential fatty acids contained in food (such as omega-3 fatty acids) help relieve anxiety and depression, and make people feel happy quickly. Salmon, linseed oil, nuts, and eggs all contain many such “happiness factors.” There are many ways to eat salmon. The Japanese cut the salmon meat into sashimi or make sushi, and the salmon head is made into salted salmon and other dishes; Europeans and Americans smoke it hot or cold. Make smoked salmon, or canned salmon, for storage. Flaxseed oil is considered the most brain-filling natural food on the land. It plays an important role in the intellectual development of infants and young children, the improvement of memory in adolescence, the brain strengthening of middle-aged and elderly people, and the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease. A handful of nuts every day is a good choice to improve your mood. It can make you feel energetic.

Grapefruit with good taste and sufficient moisture has a slight bitterness and unique fragrance. It is very novel whether it is eaten or smelled, which can invigorate the spirit; and most importantly, the large amount of vitamin C in grapefruit can not only strengthen resistance, but can also produce dopamine and adrenaline, which are important components of pleasure factors for the body.

The Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York allowed women with premenstrual syndrome to take 1,000 mg of calcium tablets. After 3 months, three-quarters of them were less nervous, irritable or anxious. Similarly, we can get calcium from food. A cup of warm low-fat milk has the effect of calming and relaxing emotions. It is especially effective for menstruating women. It can help them reduce tension, irritability and anxiety. Choosing low-fat milk will definitely not hinder the beauty of women who love slim.

Have you ever been unable to fall asleep for a long time due to various reasons? At this time, you can drink a bowl of oatmeal in the morning. Oatmeal is rich in vitamin B, and vitamin B helps balance the central nervous system and calm you down. Oatmeal also releases energy slowly, so you won’t have a sudden increase in blood sugar. You can make oatmeal breakfast with 50 grams of oats and 150 ml of water. After the water boils, add the oats to the water and cook for another 10 minutes. Then add 2 tablespoons of regular yogurt, some diced apples and chopped almonds. Drink it happily to ensure you have a good mood throughout the day.

Although garlic brings a bad smell, it brings a good mood. In a German study on the effect of garlic on cholesterol, patients answered a questionnaire and found that they felt less tired and less anxious after taking garlic preparations. For many people, the sulfide contained in garlic has a special smell, which is unacceptable. The improvement method is to chop the garlic first, leave it at room temperature for 10 minutes, and then heat it for consumption. If it is heated without being chopped, it will not only fail to release the effective ingredients of garlic, it will also lose 90% of its efficacy; if it is chopped and heated again, the effective ingredients can be released through the action of enzymes. Once the active ingredients are formed, they are relatively stable, and they can maintain more than 60% of their pharmacological effects even if heated and cooked.

If you can skillfully use the vinegar at home, you can easily resolve these tensions. When we are full of anxiety, the body will produce a large amount of lactic acid in response to physiological conditions, and even accumulate. Once lactic acid accumulates, it will stimulate the brain nerves and produce tension fatigue. The acetic acid contained in vinegar can not only effectively inhibit the production of lactic acid, but also accelerate the oxidation of lactic acid and reduce its accumulation in the body, thereby eliminating or reducing tension fatigue.

To relieve the nervous brain, you can eat foods rich in taurine. Taurine can inhibit the secretion of the stress hormone-adrenaline. Taurine can also promote the secretion of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA). GABA is a neurotransmitter that relaxes muscles, slows down breathing and heart rate, and can cure sleepless nights caused by anxiety. Therefore, for female friends, supplementing with taurine is important for health. The ideal source of taurine is a burger with zinc and magnesium. Zinc and magnesium help absorb taurine.

If the brain is under intense activity, the sensory nerves in the front of the brain may reflect concerns about water shortages. As the masters of the body, if our brain lacks water due to negligence, the brain will express the need for water through anxiety. Therefore, no matter how busy you are, drink at least 8 glasses of water every day! If you want to get a relaxed and happy mood, you should also quit foods that are easy to cause anxiety. For example, cola, coffee, and tea, no matter how you take caffeine, excessive intake will cause nervous system tension and high alertness, making people nervous, anxious, and sensitive.


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