Foods To Bolster Vigour And Mood – Part II

Many foods are loaded with mood and energy bolstering nutrients that can put one in a sunnier frame of mind and body.

  • A latest study at the Penn State University has shown that popping in a few pistachio nuts aids in combating stress by reducing cholesterol that helps to improve heart health.


  • Savouring a hot, spicy meal is just the way to beat the blues away. Piquant foods trigger the release of endorphins, the innate chemicals that elicit feelings of elation and a sense of well-being.


  • Chug in some honey to get an instantaneous boot up for the long haul. The anti-oxidant and bacterial fighting properties of honey will boost immunity. The best option being the darker variety of honey that is more power packed than their lighter coloured range.


  • Potassium is crucial in balancing electrolytes to assist in activities of the nerves in the brain that help maintain a sunnier frame of mind. Bananas and sweet potatoes are the best sources for it.


  • Ginkgo Biloba has been known to enhance overall mood and increase blood supply to the brain. The root extract of the Valerian plant and the kava kava tree, the seeds from the West African tree, St.John’s Wort are all promising mood and energy elevators but have their share of varying side effects and must be taken under medical supervision.


  • Keeping oneself hydrated at all times is crucial by having water frequently, eating fluid based fruits, veggies, celery and foods like pasta, oatmeal that swell with exposure to water.


  • Consuming moderate quantities of black or green tea, caffeine aid in keeping one perked up due to the presence of L-theanine, a form of amino acid known to be an effectual stress combatant.


  • A handful of dark chocolate that is rich in theobromine also acts as a stimulant for the nerves.


  • Never skipping on breakfast and having short meals well spaced out including healthy snacking options like multigrain crackers or cereal. Energy drinks or gels provide the body with an instant energy perk but give only a temporary high.


  • Inculcating a minimum of even 10-15 minutes of any physical exercise in addition to the above potent alterations is bound to keep one going through the day.

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