Boost Your Mood with These Delicious Foods!!!

by on April 28th, 2010 at 7:00 am

Foods that contain the amino acid tryptophan should be consumed frequently. Why? Because tryptophan is a serotonin precursor and can help to boost your mood! This is especially helpful to those struggling with depression and fatigue, and can help support overall emotional health.

Below is a list of the top ten mood-boosting foods with ideas on how to enjoy them. Remember to combine these foods with carbohydrates to help your body absorb this important amino acid.

  1. Turkey: This holiday favorite is one of the healthiest sources of protein and is readily available all year long. Add it to sandwiches and salads.
  2. Lobster: Eat this delicacy boiled, or in a delicious bisque.
  3. Spinach: This leafy green can be eaten raw, steamed, or sautéed. Add some spinach to your omelet today!
  4. Bananas: This easy to eat fruit is a mood booster and is loaded with potassium, an essential nutrient for systemic health.
  5. Mung beans: Eat them boiled with rice, or let them sprout and add them to salads and sandwiches.
  6. Asparagus: This feel-good veggie can be eaten lightly steamed or sautéed and goes great with steaks and oven roasted chicken or turkey.
  7. Sunflower seeds: An amazing source of nutrients, sunflower seeds can be added to practically any meal, or eaten as a snack on their own.
  8. Cottage cheese: This calcium rich-food makes for a great breakfast, especially when topped off with some fresh berries or pineapple.
  9. Tofu: A vegetarian favorite, this vegetable protein is extremely versatile and can be added to soups and stir-fry’s.
  10. Pineapple: A tropical favorite for its sweet juicy pulp, pineapple can be eaten raw, or cooked with your favorite fish for an exotic twist.

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6 Responses to “Boost Your Mood with These Delicious Foods!!!”

  1. Jamie

    Apr 28th, 2010

    I thought tryptophan was known for making you drowsy? So how can it help with depression?

    • P.Gough

      Apr 28th, 2010

      It is said to help boost your mood because it is a serotonin precursor.

  2. Map

    Jul 1st, 2010

    Try potatoes for a mood boost. Potatoes boost serotonin. Ever read the book: Potatoes Not Prozac?

    • P.Gough

      Jul 2nd, 2010

      Good to know! Thank you for your comment, who doesn’t love potatoes!!

  3. Sharon

    Jul 3rd, 2010

    All the natural food as given by God not factories is goode for our mood. It make a big difference choosing fruit from chocolate for exemple. It is better to eat lean cuts of poultry.
    fish and meat instead of nuggets,burgers ……. . Eating good and feel good. Eat with love. Give yourself love not junk !!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. AG

    Jul 4th, 2010

    In addition, a peanut butter and jelly sandwhich is a great mood booster. Peanut butter is of course a good source of protein from the peanuts and the magnesium in the peanuts are good for balancing the nervous system and calming the mood. And the carbohydrates in the bread help your body to absorb and use the protein and the minerals.

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