5 snacks to lift your mood

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Lifestyle -

Mon­soon blues get­ting to you? Then, in­stead of tak­ing out your ire on hap­less col­leagues and friends, just munch on these healthy snacks and bid good­bye to your gloomy mood.

Hug a warm cuppa

Cof­fee and tea not only boost your mood, but pro­tect your heart, low­er­ing the risk of sev­eral forms of can­cer. So, the next time you feel like a grouch, just drink a cup, and turn around a bad day.

Cho­co­late kisses

While al­most ev­ery­one loves eat­ing cho­co­late, stud­ies have shown that this dark won­der is a won­der­ful mood booster. Ac­cord­ing to a re­search in Switzer­land, eat­ing dark cho­co­late ev­ery day for two weeks can re­duce stress hor­mones. So, go ahead and plea­sure your sweet tooth.

Go green for grins

Stud­ies have shown that fruits and veg­eta­bles are not only very im­por­tant for your health, but also con­tain an­tiox­i­dants that lower risk of de­pres­sion. Beans, cit­rus veg­eta­bles and spinach af­fects neu­ro­trans­mit­ters that im­pact mood.

Get fish­ing for smiles

Gorg­ing on smoked, steamed or grilled fish can brighten up your mood. Eat­ing fatty fish such as salmon, her­ring, sar­dines and tuna — rich in omega-3 fatty acids — can boost your mood.

Co­conut chuck­les

Co­conut’s fats are rich nu­tri­ents that have been di­rectly linked to hap­pi­ness, clar­ity, and lower anx­i­ety. The lau­ric acid in co­conut also helps detox­ify the body and cleanse the liver.

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