10 healthy foods that will boost your mood

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Have you been feeling too stressed, lately? Has the worries and tensions of everyday life made you tired, anxious and cranky?

Sticking to the same routine for days can increase your stress levels and affect your productivity at work.

Did you know that certain foods act as natural stress-busters and can lift your mood instantly?

Including these 10 foods in your diet can help you fight the blues

1. Dark Chocolate

We bet you’ve heard this many times. Many people argue that this is bad for health because it is fattening. But dark chocolate has very less sugar compared to most other types of chocolates. It is typically made of 3/4th cocoa butter and 1/3rd sugar, which gives it the semi-sweet taste.

There have been studies to confirm that eating 1.4 ounces of dark chocolate every day for two weeks can reduce your stress levels.

2. Fish

Everyone knows that fish is a great source of protein. But did you know it is also rich in Omega-3s. Omega-3s is known to help your body release the happy hormone. Since our body doesn’t naturally produce this nutrient, eating fish is considered very effective.

3. Green tea

Tea contains caffeine, and caffeine is known to stimulate the Central Nervous System, making a person more alert and active. Green tea, contains more of it, which makes it more effective than regular tea.

Did you know that caffeine is considered to be the world’s most widely consumed psychoactive drug? Tea and coffee, being the primary source.

4. Broccoli

Broccoli contains 92% water. It is also a rich source of fibre. Broccoli helps improve digestion and keeps your body hydrated.

Staying hydrated is one of the best ways to boost your mood and stay energised. Eating Broccoli in salads is the best way to include it in your diet.

5. Coconut

Coconut is rich in Lauric acid and medium-chain-triglycerides (MCT’s).

Lauric acid helps detoxify your body, cleanse the liver and boost brain health. MCT’s are known to fight neurological disorders like epilepsy.

6. Oats

Oats are healthy and filling. They do not have an overpowering taste and can be mixed will with most things.

Oats are rich in Vitamin B, magnesium, potassium, fibre and proteins. It is known to prevent anxiety, depression and keep your nervous system healthy.

7. Kale

It’s not for no reason that your mother insisted that you eat your green veggies.

Kale is a great source of magnesium, iron, Vitamin A, B and C. It is considered to be a natural anti-depressant. Including Kale in your diet can help boost your mood and reduce anxiety.

8. Cashew

We’ve heard a lot of people say that cashews make you fat. This isn’t exactly true. Cashews actually contain healthy fats.

Cashews are also a rich source of zinc. Zinc is known to decrease symptoms of depression. It is also believed that antidepressants work better if you include zinc in your diet.

9. Spinach

Spinach has properties similar to that of Kale. Being a leafy green vegetable, it is rich in magnesium, iron and zinc. It helps release serotonin, the happy hormone.

10. Mushrooms

It is believed that mushrooms help fight depressions. Mushrooms do not exactly trigger the release of happy hormones, but it helps the symptoms of depression.

The key to staying healthy is to eat healthy and have a healthy work-life balance.

The healing holidays at Hilton-Shillim Estate Retreat and Spa is the perfect way to achieve this.

The estate overlooks the placid and serene Pawana Lake. The estate comprises lush rice fields, fertile valleys, breath-taking forests, and clean and crisp air. All the ingredients to warm and lift your mind, body, and spirit.

The landscape is majestic. It includes mountain forested ridges, butte, and open grasslands. Plus, a remarkable views of Tungi and Tikona forts.

You get to soak in an ambiance which is unique. You immerse yourself in nature, conservation, and healing.

You get to experience Wellness and Family Breaks, which are holistic, and healing.

The StayEatGet Fit, and Learn opportunities afford you an opportunity to grow from within.

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