Have you ever wondered what effect the food you eat has on your mood? We reveal to you the basics of a good mood diet.
Dr. Susan Kleiner devised a mood-boosting diet that helped many professional basketball players who had problems with clinical depression. Many NBA players get rid of depression only with the help of a proper diet, and Dr. Kleiner claims that it is because there is evidence that certain foods affect the mood.
Fruits and vegetables
Although you might think the opposite, fruits and vegetables have many more mood-boosting properties than some of the other foods we usually eat when we are sad. Foods that lift the mood the best are among vegetables: broccoli, spinach and other green leafy vegetables, and among fruits: bananas, oranges, mangoes, blueberries, strawberries and pomegranates. Kleiner also recommends at least one serving of berries during the day.
Although they have a rather bad reputation as a source rich in cholesterol, egg yolks are on the list of foods that lift the mood. Egg yolks are one of the few foods that contain phospholipids that have been proven to reduce the progression of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, and play a very important role when it comes to the health of cell membranes. To follow a diet for good mood, you should eat one egg yolk a day.
Milk is an ideal food for the soul and body because it provides a combination of protein and carbohydrates and lactose. Research has shown that milk helps to cope with stress, anger, anxiety and frustration. Proteins in milk also contain amino acids that improve muscle development, recovery and renewal.
Susan Kleiner recommends that you drink a cup of warm cocoa every night before bed, which raises serotonin levels, which will help you relax. Cocoa also contains phytochemicals that are good for leveling blood pressure and general health of the organism. And finally, the ritual of preparing this hot drink before going to bed will provide you with a good and peaceful sleep, which is very important for a good mood.
Food that spoils the mood
During the first week of this diet, you should never consume foods that have a bad effect on your mood, such as alcohol, refined sugars and caffeine. After the first week, you can gradually return these foods to your daily diet, but reduce their intake to a minimum.
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