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Boost Your Mood with Food!

September 15, 2023 3:25 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Are you feeling down in the dumpy dumps lately? Or maybe just feeling a whole lotta “meh.” Balancing work, voice-over (full or part-time) and life, ain’t always easy my friend. We’ve heard that one of the keys to uplifting your mood could be right at your fingertips – or rather, on your plate ( a handmade bamboo bowl from Etsy or a plastic dish shaped like a turtle from childhood count too, FYI.)
In recent years, countless studies have shown a strong connection between food and emotional well-being. If you’re looking for an easy way to improve your mood, here are some delicious foods guaranteed to make you feel good.


1. Dark Chocolate

If you’re a chocolate lover, you’re in luck! Dark chocolate is packed with antioxidants and flavonoids that can help lift your spirits by increasing serotonin levels in your brain. This natural mood booster tastes excellent and provides instant stress relief. Indulge in high-quality dark chocolate with at least 70% cocoa for maximum benefits. Just keep in mind there is caffeine if you’re sensitive to it. Also, just don’t let the thousands of brands of chocolate that exist these days confuse you back into a state of the “mehs.” It took me thirty minutes the other day to decide between “Dark Cocoa Nib with Indonesian Cinnamon and Japanese Miso” and “Appalachian Strawberries with Sicilian Pistachio with a Hint of Peruvian Spice.” I had to take a nap after.


Not to be confused with, Sal (man)

2. Salmon

Salmon and other fatty fish like mackerel, herring, and sardines are excellent sources of omega-3 fatty acids. These essential fatty acids are believed to significantly boost mood by reducing inflammation and promoting healthy brain function. Incorporate fatty fish into your diet at least twice a week for improved mental health. And oh my, the color of pretty am I right? I had a friend once get frustrated when gifted a pillow, “Don’t they know nothing in my apartment matches salmon!” I digress.


3. Spinach

Leafy greens like spinach, kale, and Swiss chard contain essential nutrients like vitamins A, C, K and fiber. One standout nutrient in these veggies is magnesium – this mineral is vital in mood regulation by helping maintain proper nerve function and reduce stress levels. Remember to add some leafy greens to your daily meals! Do leafy greens equal pleasant dreams? Maybe!!


4. Walnuts

These tasty nuts are known for their high levels of omega-3 fatty acids, which can help balance mood-regulating neurotransmitters like serotonin and dopamine. Additionally, walnuts contain tryptophan – an amino acid that helps your body produce serotonin naturally. Snack on a handful of walnuts or sprinkle some over your salads or yogurt. Yum..just..yum.

We all know that food is a vital part of our daily lives. It provides us with energy, nutrients, and satisfaction. If you’re looking for ways to feel happier and healthier, adding these mood-boosting foods to your diet could be the key. All those happy nutrients will spill over into your work and life -in the booth and outside it!

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This post was written by Tina Mueller

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