Foods that make you happy!

Feeling down? Just read on! It may just happen that you have one of these foods in your bowl in the kitchen. Just go and have one of them and your mood will be uplifted soon. On an additional note, the health benefits of these foods are profound.

1. Bananas

Bananas contain tryptophan, an amino acid, that is converted into serotonin in the body.  Serotonin that is responsible for making people feel happier.  Serotonin, also known as the “happy hormone”, promotes a more positive, happy mood.  Eating bananas will lead to increased levels of serotonin, which will make you feel happier ultimately.

2.  Coffee

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Coffee is practically a magic bean when it comes to mood lifting: The caffeine in coffee can boost mental focus and alertness. A decade-long study that tested thousands of female coffee-drinkers saw a decreased risk of depression. Coffee consumption may also protect against Type 2 diabetes and decrease the risk of depression.

3. Green Tea

Green tea can be declared the healthiest beverage on the planet.It is loaded with antioxidants and nutrients that have powerful effects on the body.This includes improved brain function, fat loss, a lower risk of cancer and many other incredible benefits. In a study involving more than a thousand elderly adults in Japan, those who reported drinking four or more cups of green tea a day were also 44% less likely to experience depression .

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4. Dark Chocolate

This is for the chocolate lovers including me. Dark Chocolate contains Tryptophan, which is converted to serotonin in the body. Serotonin, also known as the “happy hormone”, is responsible for making people feel happier.  Dark Chocolate also contains Phenylethylalanine which  acts as an anti-depressant by combining with dopamine that is naturally present in the brain.

5. Oysters

Low levels of zinc have been linked to anxiety, according to a study in Nutrition and Metabolic insights. To keep yourself cool and calm, get your fill of foods rich in zinc, like oysters.

boatcruisekerala6. Coconuts

Coconuts contain medium-chain triglycerides, which are special fats that promote better moods and general brain-health. This is a healthy as wells tasty way to be happy. 🙂

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