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Nuts and seeds

Nuts and seeds

Nuts and seeds are high in plant-based proteins, healthy fats, and fiber.

Certain nuts and seeds are high in tryptophan, zinc, and selenium, which may support brain function and lower your risk of depression.

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Coffee can put you in a happy mood

Coffee can put you in a happy mood

Coffee is the world’s most popular drink, and it may make the world a bit happier, too.

The caffeine in coffee prevents a naturally occurring compound called adenosine from attaching to brain receptors that promote tiredness, therefore increasing alertness and attention.

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Using food to put yourself in a happy mood

Using food to put yourself in a happy mood

When you’re feeling down, it can be tempting to turn to food to lift your spirits. However, the sugary, high-calorie treats that many people resort to have negative consequences of their own.

Recently, research on the relationship between nutrition and mental health has...

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Fatty fish

Fatty fish

  • Omega-3 fatty acids are a group of essential fats that you must obtain through your diet because your body can’t produce them on its own.
  • Fatty fish like salmon and albacore tuna are rich in two types of omega-3s — docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) — that are...

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Oats

Oats

Oats are a whole grain that can keep you in good spirits all morning. You can enjoy them in many forms, such as overnight oats, oatmeal, muesli, and granola.

Oats provide the fiber that can stabilize your blood sugar levels and boost your mood. They’re also high in iron, which may ...

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Beans and lentils

Beans and lentils

  • In addition to being high in fiber and plant-based protein, beans and lentils are full of feel-good nutrients.
  • They’re an excellent source of B vitamins, which help improve mood by increasing levels of neurotransmitters like serotonin, dopamine, norepinephrine, and gamma-aminobutyric...

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Dark chocolate

Dark chocolate

  • Chocolate is rich in many mood-boosting compounds. Its sugar may improve mood since it’s a quick source of fuel for your brain.
  • It may release a cascade of feel-good compounds, such as caffeine, theobromine, and N-acylethanolamine — a substance chemically similar to cannabinoids that...

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Fermented foods

Fermented foods

  • Since up to 90% of your body’s serotonin is produced in your gut, a healthy gut may correspond to a good mood. 
  • Fermented foods, which include kimchi, yogurt, kefir, kombucha, and sauerkraut, may improve gut health and mood.
  • The fermentation process allows live bacteria to th...

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Bananas

Bananas

Bananas are a great source of natural sugar, vitamin B6, and prebiotic fiber, which work together to keep your blood sugar levels and mood stable.

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Berries

Berries

Although the mechanism isn’t clear, a diet rich in antioxidants may help manage inflammation associated with depression and other mood disorders.

Berries pack a wide range of antioxidants and phenolic compounds, which play a key role in combatting oxidative stress — an imbalance of harm...

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Here are 9 healthy foods that may put you in a happy mood.

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