Home » Diet and Nutrition News & Advice » 7 Superfoods that Boost Moods

7 Superfoods that Boost Moods

Diet and Nutrition News & Advice, Featured, Mobile Slider Featured

It’s true that you are what you eat—and that also holds true for your mood. If you mostly put junk into your system, it can end up not only causing you to pack on unwanted pounds, but also make you irritable. You may be sabotaging your happiness just by the foods you’re consuming.

Prevention magazine notes that if you don’t believe food affects your mood, think of how you feel after eating a big turkey dinner, or after drinking an extra large coffee. One can slow your brain to a halt, while the other can perk you up. However, while these are extreme examples, here are seven mood foods that can kick your brain into a higher gear…

 

7. Egg Whites Omelets

Prevention magazine suggests chowing down on this healthy breakfast along with low-fat cheese and spinach for the protein content. The magazine says protein is a good fighter against SAD (Season Affective Disorder) that affects many Americans from colder temperatures and shorter days.

The suggestion is part of a high-protein diet designed by Elizabeth Somer, RD, who shared the information with Prevention. The article notes that while a high-carb diet can be effective for curbing SAD, it’s not the right path for everyone. High protein diets (with protein-packed snacks) are a good alternative, it adds.

Egg White Omelet

Next »
ADVERTISEMENT

More on ActiveBeat

  • Cacao vs. Cocoa: 6 Sweet Ways to Tell the Difference
    Just one tiny slip of a little "a" and cocoa becomes cacao. And trust me; these two foods share very different properties and health benefits (or lack thereof).
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 6 Zesty, Creamy, Cheesy Benefits of Nutritional Yeast
    Nutritional yeast might not sound very appetizing as it rolls off your tongue, but trust me; a few sprinkles over a freshly popped bowl of stove-popped corn will convince you to...
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 8 Foods That Deserve a Healthier Reputation
    It’s January and that means lots of New Year’s resolutions about eating better, exercising more, and losing weight.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 7 Superfoods from Grandma's Kitchen
    Do you think for a second that your grandma and grandpa ate chia seeds? Seriously, the concept of “clean eating” wasn’t even in their vocabulary.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • The Health Benefits of Rosemary
    Dried or used fresh in culinary dishes or extracted as an oil and used in hand creams, soaps, and applied topically to treat chronic dry skin (eczema) and ward off insects—it...
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • The Power of Paprika
    That vibrant dusting of crimson red atop mom’s famous potato salad or deviled eggs is more than just decoration.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • The Health Benefits of Oregano
    Nothing fills the senses (and Nona’s kitchen) with warmth as much as aromatic oregano.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 5 Things You Should Know about Quinoa
    It would seem that the super food quinoa lives up to it’s health star status. The super grain is actually pretty amazing, but even though it’s a newer feature in North American...
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 7 Nuts You Should Eat
    For many reasons, nuts should be a staple of every healthy person’s diet. Put aside your fears of their fat content and focus on the many positive nutritional aspects of these...
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Kale vs. Spinach: Which Leafy Green is King?
    Are you faced with a leafy green conundrum at the grocery store or farmer’s market? We know that dark leafy green veggies are good for us, but I get a lot of readers asking if...
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Go Ape for the Health Benefits of Bananas
    Tucked into briefcases and lunch boxes, cut up into cereal or yogurt, blended into smoothies, or smeared with nut butter for an evening snack—North Americans are undeniably ape...
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 6 Lesser Known, Health-Boosting Beans
    Do you tend to stick to the same dried or canned black and kidney beans every time you make chili or soup?
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • The Health Benefits of Beets
    Sure, they might look a little rugged on the outside, but beets. Are. Great. Not only are beets packed with sweet flavor and nutrition (i.e.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 10 Health Benefits of Honey
    A certain teddy bear from a favorite childhood story always seemed to be getting him in trouble searching for his favorite food.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Chia Seeds vs. Flax Seeds
    You’ve likely heard a lot of positive things between two much-hyped super foods—flax and chia seeds.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice