10 mood-boosting foods

 Want to boost your mood and energy? The nutrients in these foods will make you feel a million bucks.

 

 

Tomatoes - 10 mood-boosting foods - PHOTO - Women's Health & Fitness

Tomatoes:

High in lycopene, an antioxidant necessary for optimum mental functioning and resilience.


 

Oats - 10 mood-boosting foods - PHOTO - Women's Health & Fitness

Oats:

Traditionally used to soothe nervous exhaustion and fatigue and jam-packed full of nutrients, oats also help reduce cholesterol, improving blood circulation to the brain.


Spinach - 10 mood-boosting foods - PHOTO - Women's Health & Fitness

Spinach:

Containing folic acid, it helps to protect the brain. Low levels of folic acid can impair concentration.


Ginger - 10 mood-boosting foods - PHOTO - Women's Health & Fitness

Ginger:

Stimulates circulation and, according to traditional Chinese medicine, keeps the good chi flowing.


Avocado - 10 mood-boosting foods - PHOTO - Women's Health & Fitness

Avocado:

Rich in potassium, provides the body with stamina. A deficiency of which may cause fatigue and 3-oclock-itis.


Eggs - 10-mood-boosting foods - PHOTO - Women's Health & Fitness
Eggs:

A convenient and versatile protein source during those lazy winter evenings. Omelette…nom.


Cashews - 10 mood-boosting foods - PHOTO - Women's Health & Fitness

Cashews:

High in iron for strength, cashews also contain some tryptophan and the other healthy brain fat, omega-9.


Beans - 10 mood boosting foods - PHOTO - Women's Health & Fitness

Beans:

The vegetarian protein of choice, crammed full of nutrients, fibre and complex carbs.


Parsley - 10 mood-boosting foods - PHOTO - Women's Health & Fitness

Parsley:

Lauded for its flavour, it’s packed with B vitamins that promote better memory and mental alertness.


Chocolate- 10-mood moosting foods - PHOTO - Women's Health & Fitness

Dark chocolate:

Contains magnesium, tryptophan and anandamide, a chemical that is produced by our brains when we are happy and increases motivation. Hallelujah!