As you grow older, a need to remain happy and light develops because stress makes you feel unhealthy and causes more problems. As you gradually reach your 60s the stresses change such as family issues, financial problems and various sicknesses. Incorporating walking, yoga, and various other activities in your daily routine can help you in bidding farewell to stress and depression.
A change in your diet also plays a critically important role in being happy as you grow older. There are a number of websites on the internet that claim a list of happy foods which assist in making you feel happier. Coffee and chocolates are included as the top food items that induce happiness. Who wouldn’t want to eat Kit Kat with morning coffee and start a cheery day with this delicious routine? But what does science have to say about the so called “happy foods?”
Eating healthy improves your health immensely, which is a widely known fact. But science has researched on the happiness inducing food items and claimed that there are some foods the consumption of which makes people happier. Following are a few happy foods that you should add to your daily diet to experience changes in your moods and be happy:
Dark Chocolate: This is everyone’s favorite. The allure of dark deliciously sweet chocolate is just too strong and it affects your body on whole new levels. Dark chocolate contains polyphenols which have the ability to boost your moods. Dark chocolate also has the power to reduce the chances of health related diseases, diabetes and helps in reduction of weight as well. Choose a chocolate bar that has 70% cacao and you’re in for a happy treat!
Broccoli: Yes, jumping right onto broccoli after dark chocolate. You don’t have to eat this highly hated vegetable everyday but its consumption will greatly help you in being happy. It contains chromium, which is a beneficial mineral for the body to release happiness chemicals from the brain.
Clams: Clams are a great source of vitamin B12 and it assists in keeping your brain balance in check. This food item is only applicable to people who have a vitamin B12 deficiency and it might do wonders for your moods!
Coffee: Harvard University researched on coffee and deduced that it is a great way to combat depression. Women who consume 2 to 3 cups of coffee daily reduce the chances of being depressed by 15%. Caffeine is a stimulant therefore it should not be used at the wrong times to interfere with your sleeping routine.
Pomegranate: Pomegranate may seem ugly when you look at them but keeping in mind the old saying “It’s on the inside that counts,” we recommend you eat this fruit. It is filled with excellent chemicals that fight depression. You can drink pomegranate juice daily and benefit your brain and body equally.
Salmon: If you are a seafood lover, then start eating salmon to experience happiness and joviality. Brighten up your day with salmon and many other fishes like tuna and mackerel which are rich in Vitamin D. This vitamin is essential for strong and healthy bones. Salmon consumption helps in feeling happier with a combination of herbs and other important ingredients.
8 Healthy Foods to Make You Feel Happy (for your mood)
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