The body and the brain need nutrients to function properly. They improve not only health but also mood.

Consumption of some foods stimulates the synthesis of endorphins, which stimulate positive emotions and improve mood.

Foods rich in folic acid help fight depression. They improve mood, reduce anxiety and gloomy thoughts. A study published in the journal Nutrition Reviews found that folic acid deficiency in the body can interfere with the production of neurotransmitters that act as important mood stabilizers .

Folic acid can be obtained through the consumption of lentils, spinach, kale, etc.

Thiamine is also an important ingredient in mood-enhancing foods. Several independent studies have found that increased levels of thiamine in the body are associated with increased positive attitudes and feelings. Low thiamine levels lead to signs of anorexia, muscle weakness, irritability and depression .

 


Beans, sesame seeds, peanuts and macadamia nuts are a rich source of thiamine.

Another important element for good mood is magnesium . Foods that contain it reduce anxiety and episodes of depression. A study published in the journal Medical Hypotheses shows that a seven-day intake of magnesium supplements has improved the condition of people suffering from major depression.

Researchers have found that magnesium deficiency in the body leads to damage to neurons in the brain , which predisposes to depression.

To increase the level of magnesium in the body, it is recommended to consume wheat bran, pumpkin seeds and cocoa powder .