The Covid-19 pandemic has inspired Americans to become more health conscious, often adapting to a holistic diet to boost one’s immunity and improve one’s overall mood. Food plays a huge role in our lives, and whether you notice it or not, food can help to improve one’s overall mood.
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“Food has a direct impact on mood, and it can supply natural antidotes for mental health challenges, such as anxiety, depression and stress. Omega-3 fatty acids, dark chocolate, fermented foods, bananas and berries are known mood-enhancers, and we’ll see a rise in psilocybin mushrooms, marijuana, herbs and more as people look to empower themselves naturally,” according to the Global Wellness Institute.
Allen Marketing Communications, Inc, a boutique food, beverage and lifestyle public relations agency, spotlights healthier suggestions that can boost your mood.
Boost Your Mood Naturally
Research shows “90 percent of your body’s serotonin is produced in your gut, a healthy gut may correspond to a good mood. Fermented foods such as kimchi, yogurt, kefir, kombucha, and sauerkraut are rich in probiotics that support gut health,” according to Healthline.
Other foods to consider to boost your mood naturally include the following.
The Covid-19 pandemic has also inspired more individuals to incorporate a plant-based diet to boost their immune system naturally. Research shows that plant-based foods are rich in antioxidants and phytochemicals providing a natural way to boost one’s energy levels and improve one’s mood.
In fact, “six percent of Americans reported following a plant-based diet in the past year, according to the 2020 International Food Information Council (IFIC) Food & Health Survey. (The previous year, 5 percent reported following this eating approach.) In 2020, plant-based eating ranked below another popular eating plan, the keto diet (8 percent), and above vegetarian (4 percent) and vegan diets (1 percent),” according to Everyday Health.
The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine reports “plant foods can help restore balance to neurotransmitters. Many people suffering from depression have elevated levels of an enzyme called monoamine oxidase (MAO)4 This enzyme breaks down serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine—neurotransmitters which help regulate mood.”
Overall, it’s good to keep the kind of food you put in your body in mind when navigating your life. Paying attention to the benefits of what you eat can help your well-being in ways you didn’t know.
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By Mariana Alvarez at Allen Marketing Communications, Inc.