First impressions are everything in entertainment. You’ll need to be liked to get a foot in the door. Why not try some mood-enhancing diet options that will help you give off good vibes? Anything that’ll help, right? Here are some tasty options to try.
This delicious protein contains good-for-you fats, such as omega-3 fatty acids, that play a role in managing depression. Grass-fed meats contain higher concentrations of omega-3s than other alternatives.
A handful a day keeps stress away. Munching on these antioxidant powerhouses right before you take the stage will keep anxiety levels at an all-time low. Walnuts contain polyunsaturated fats that help lower blood pressure during moments of tension.
If you are a seafood lover, good news! Fish contains anti-depressive benefits while packing you full of healthy fats and improving the appearance of hair, nails, and skin. Salmon and tilapia are especially filling, easy to prepare, and offer high levels of nutrients.
Opting for oatmeal in the morning or adding whole grains to your morning shake helps to stabilize blood sugar throughout the day which directly impacts mood. Chose unprocessed grains and steer clear of individual packages loaded with added sugar.
These sweet and tasty treats are packed with micronutrients, vitamins, and minerals which have proven to ward off depression and keep energy levels high, so you can feel like you’re ready to take on any project. Choose your favorites and carry them with you throughout the day or add freshly frozen fruit to a protein shake.
High-fiber root vegetables will keep you from feeling blue. Carrots pack an especially powerful punch of digestion-friendly nutrients and are easy to carry along while on the go. Raw or cooked, the beta carotene in this naturally sweet snack or side also helps keep skin glowing whiling maintaining vision.
Gut health directly correlates with mood, research has shown. So, keep your gut happy with probiotics readily found in yogurt, which also offers a dose of calcium and vitamin D.
Typically paired with Polish sausage or found on a Reuben sandwich, sauerkraut offers a salty, yet sweet snack while delivering high levels of probiotics. You can also opt to add ‘kraut by itself as a dinner side.
Beans, lentils, and peas
These ingredients are a common component of the Mediterranean style diet, which has long been proven to help manage symptoms of depression. All are high in protein and fiber, which means you will stay full longer and keep your belly smiling.
Making a few subtle changes to your diet can go a long way. Even if you’re not ready for a complete overhaul, adding just a few of these to your favorite meals could improve mood, and a happy disposition is sure to help you shine!