5 food to uplift your mood

It is said that door of your mind opens through the way of your stomach. Our health mostly depends on our food habits.But is it possible to improve our mental health with food? Is there any relation between food and mood?

We usually have craving for sweets when we feel stressed or sad. Even there are people who used to take alcohol to reduce stress. Both sugary food and alcohol have negative impact into our health.But there are certain food which can improve brain health to uplift mood.

1.Fish.

Fish which are rich in omega3 fatty acid should be in your meal for your mental well being.Selmon and tuna fish are rich in omega3 fatty acid. However some plant based omega3 fatty acid rich food are there, which are Red kidney bean,Cauliflower,Broccoli,Canola oil,Chia seeds and Flexseeds etc.

Omega3 fatty acids or DHA are not produced in our body naturally. So to work on it you can add fatty fish or plant based Omega3 fatty acid in to your meal.Researches has shown that consumption of Omega3 fatty acid leads to good mental health.

2.Eggs

Egg is a complete food, rich in Protein,Vitamin D and B12. Consumption of egg is benefited to our nervous system and our brain health. Since egg is high in antioxidants,it preserves and protects the brain cells. Egg is easily available and easy to cook food.Tons of ways are there to eat eggs.You can choose your favourite one. Mine is, egg poach and hard boiled egg curry.

3.Green Leafy vegetables.

Loaded with B Vitamin floate, green leafy veggies reduces depression and also improves metabolic system. Add green leafy veggies into your daily meal and stay both mentally and physically fit. Spinach,Turnip green,Ladies finger,Lettuce,Broccoli and many more are there in the green leafy veggie’s list.

4.Yogurt.

Yogurt contains active good bacteria which are called probiotics.Probiotics are good for our intestines.Low fat plain yogurts also contains good amount of protein,calcium,Vit B6 and B12,raboflavin,potassium and magnesium.It boosts immunity, protects bones and teeth, improves digestions and also reduces the risk of cancer.As a good source of probiotics ,consumption of yogurt reduces depressions because the lactobacilus bacteria affects our mood providing direct link between health of gut microbiome and brain. (As bacteria in the gut sends and receives signal to the brain it is known as gut-brain axis).

There are varities of yogurts available in market. Those are Greek Yogurt,Australian Yogurt,Soy Yogurt,AlmondYogurt,Goat milk Yogurt etc.

5.Fruits.

We know fresh fruits and vaggies are good for health. There is nothing new about it. But for good mood or mental well being certain fruits have really magnificent role.Know some of these miracle fruits.

1.Banana

2.Avocado

3.Watermelon

4.Berries

5.Apple

Fresh fruits contais minerals,fiber,vitamins and micronutrients. Consumption of fresh fruit keeps our body hydrated for long time and lowers the risk of depressions.

Conclusion

Above five foods are only a small part of the list of mood boosting food. There are many more names in the list. We all are blessed with lots of healthy food from Nature which keeps our body and mind healthy and energetic

To embrace a healthy lifestyle with fully energetic mood we need to add some healthy food into our diet.To feel good, food plays a significant role.

However it is true that our mood can be influence by many factors like sterss,financial imbalance,unhealthy relationship,poor health condition,unpleasant environment etc.But the role of healthy food in case of mental well being is vital.Researchers still working on the link between nutrients and mood but it also true that the relation between nutrients and mental health is emerging.

“Tell me what you eat,I will tell you who you are” -Brillat-Savarin.

Build Your Inner Strength

We are what we make it.In a single life how we live depends on our wills,our strength. Strength has two basic faces.

Physical Strength and Mental Strength.

We are eating good food, taking suppliments,doing regluar workout to build our physical strength. Spending lots of money and time to stay fit and to stay healthy.

However for a fruitful life both are equally important.But there are lots of examples where without proper physical strength a person has reached the top of the success .They are legends. They have created history. With strong inner strength they made their life worthy.

You really have to look yourself and find your own inner strength,and say,’I’m proud of what I am and who I am’.”

Mariah Carey

Life has no restart button. Untill we take our last breath we live our life with lots of ups and downs. We face lots of challenges.We all have our own story. If someone is struggling till the end ..somone is creating history.

If we build a strong inner strength we can defeat all obstacles on our way.We can convert our ordinary trait to extraordinary power with our inner strength.It is a necessary skill to accomplish and achieve our goals.

If you are feeling lack of inner strength no need to worry ;because you can cultivate this skill very easily by adapting few good habits. Habits are nothing but something we continue to practise .

1.Know Yourself And Transform Youself.

We as a human being may have lots of disabilities . Sometime it is important to accept our disabilities . But don’t let you disability become your weakness. Mental weakness will create complexity.So know yourself. Only if you want to feel like a loser than you will love to live with your weakness. To be a winner face the world with your power. Power of conquering the battle. Remember nobody wants to talk about the loser,people talk about the winner.

2. Follow Healthy lifestyle.

Your inner strength can go down if you are having an unhealthy and irresponsible lifestyle.Follow healthy lifestyle with supportive and loving people. Develop good habits to live a healthy life. Consumption of Junk foods..alcohol produce stress and illness. So you must have a control over your habits.

3.Don’t Buy Negativity.

News papers,social media,Tv shows which are constantly selling negativity to destroy social harmony, should be avoided. Participate in healthy criticism. Be responsible towards the society.

4. Don’t live in past.

The bitter experience of your past life paralyzes your mind. So focus on your present and let go of the past. Learn from your past failures or mistakes but pdon’t let those disempowring stories control your mind.

Building inner strength is not a rocket science. You only need to train your mind and body in disciplined way. Your strength provides you the ability to accept all challenges and face the world with more power. Because inner strength is like the fuel of your mind. Don’t let the fuel finish.

Benifits of Strong Inner Strength.

1.More control over your life.

2. Build Decision making power.

3.Become courageous to handle hardship of life.

4.Able to say ‘no’ to unwanted and unnecessary.

5.Celebrate life.

“You have power over your mind-not outside events.Realize this and,you will find strength.”

Marcus Aurelius.