Foods to Improve Mood

Foods to Improve Mood

Did you know that what you eat can impact your mood? Many studies have proven that certain food ingredients have a positive effect on your mood and mental health. Tryptophan, Omega-3, Folate and B12 are particularly desirable. Here is a list1 of foods that contains these advantageous ingredients.

Foods Containing Tryptophan

  • Tofu
  • Flax seeds or flax meal
  • Roasted pumpkin seeds
  • Gluten Flour
  • Sesame Seeds
  • Almonds
  • Black walnuts
  • Blackeyed cowpeas

Foods Containing Omega-3

  • Flaxseed/linseed oil
  • Walnuts, English
  • Flax seeds ground
  • Canola oil
  • Walnuts, black
  • Wheat germ oil
  • Soybean oil (Crisco/Wesson)
  • Green soybeans
  • Spinach
  • Sesame seeds
  • Avocado
  • Almonds

Foods Containing Folate

  • Chickpeas
  • Black-eyed cowpeas
  • Lentils
  • Red Kidney Beans
  • Okra Pods
  • Navy Beans
  • Spinach
  • Mustard Greens
  • Spanish Peanuts
  • Fresh Orange Juice

Foods Containing B122

  • Dry Cereal (Total)
  • Egg whole
  • Soy milk
  • Cow’s milk

References

  1. Foods higher on each list contain more of that particular nutrient

  2. For vegetarians, recommend fortified plant sources or B12 supplements; there is no B12 found in fruits, vegetables, nuts and grains.

Comments ( 4 ) Leave a Comment
  1. 1 Nojok Oct 18, 2019, 3:06 PM PDT

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  3. 3 George J. Brooks Nov 12, 2019, 8:31 AM PST

    Yes I have an idea that foods can improve our mood but not these list of foods i doesn’t know. I have read one ukbesteessays.com blogs that chocolate can improve mood, and also eating banana can give us good happy mood. But your article is just incredible and has lot of info to deal with it.

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