Top Foods To Boost Your Mood Anyone will agree that food has a powerful effect on the mood. It’s even truer when you want to boost your mood. If you’re looking to cheer yourself up, it’s totally fine to have some cheat meals and munch on some ice-cream. You might get a temporary boost from these treats, but afterwards your mood and energy inevitably come crashing down. Don’t be disheartened. Let us introduce you to some healthier and better ways to make yourself feel good! There are foods that have been shown to give you long-term mood-boosting benefits. Add these to your diet and give “happy meals” a whole new meaning! Check out these 6 mood-boosting foods: 1. Chocolate We’ve always known that chocolate makes us happy and now science agrees! The compounds found in cacao are known to improve your mood (as if you needed another reason to eat chocolate). Remember to go for the darker varieties if you can – darker chocolate means there is more of the original cacao bean present, and thus more nutrients. Lighter versions of chocolate also contain more not-so-good-for-you ingredients (like sugar). Want some healthy chocolate? Check out our 100% organic cacao powder! 2. Seeds Did you know that omega-3 fatty acid content may help improve mental health? In a study published in the Journal of Affective Disorders, depressed subjects who had an omega-3 deficiency showed positive signs after being on a diet high in omega-3s. Chia seeds contain more omega-3s per ounce than salmon! Sprinkle it on your salad, toss it into a smoothie, or make some chia pudding with coconut milk. You can also try other seeds, such as flaxseed, which is another omega-3-rich option that you can easily mix into your food. 3. Red peppers Among the different types of peppers, red peppers pack the biggest nutrient punch, containing more vitamins than its green and yellow cousins. More vitamins mean a better mood and a supercharged immune system. Want an instant pick-me-up? Try chili peppers! Once you feel the burn on your tongue, the brain responds by releasing painkillers and endorphins, a.k.a. happy hormones. 4. Walnuts Walnuts contain a potent mix of nutrients that may help boost mood. A University of New Mexico study found that healthy young men who consumed half a cup of walnuts daily over the course of eight weeks showed an improvement in their mood. Not a fan of nuts? Grind them up and mix them into your banana bread. And speaking of bananas… 5. Bananas Maybe there’s a reason the Minions seem so happy: their favourite food, bananas, contain plenty of potassium, which has been scientifically shown to help improve mood. They also contain high tryptophan which increases serotonin levels (serotonin is the hormone that regulates sleep) in the body. Reach for one in between meals for a sweet, healthy, happiness-inducing snack! 6. Matcha Did you know? Caffeine is the world’s most widely used central nervous system stimulant! Research shows that caffeine can boost one’s mood and help you feel more productive. And matcha has 60 times more caffeine than coffee. Matcha lovers, rejoice! Add a scoop of matcha to your baked goods, smoothies and shakes or just make a cup of matcha latte. Overall, it’s important to have a balanced diet and eat at right intervals. Sometimes, not eating on time can mess up your mood. If you’re having a busy day, ditch the fast food joints. Try out our superfood drink mixes which will come in handy. Every sachet of our Plant Protein+ is packed with 21 grams of plant-based protein and topped with additional superfoods for energy, endurance and recovery. All of this in just 150 calories! It’s good to have it in between meals due to high protein content at low total calories. If you’re looking to improve focus in your work, try our Raw Focus+ : Each sachet is packed with our awakening superfood blend of naturally occurring caffeine, antioxidants and adaptogens. It’s your matcha based clean caffeine drink, with additional superfoods for a brain boost. Here’s a quote to pep up your mood: “The most important thing is to enjoy your life – to be happy. It’s all that matters!” – Audrey Hepburn. TIME TO LVL UP YOUR FOOD! Be it 100% superfoods that you want or superfood drink mixes…we’ve got you covered!