5 Foods to Boost Your Mood

Dr. Abir Mazumder    09-01-2023 Consult

5 Foods to Boost Your Mood

No matter what challenges your day brings in, it is hard to be in a good mood 
when you are feeling hungry or if your body is lacking essential nutrients.

Did you know that eating certain foods really help lift your spirits and keep 
your bad moods at bay? Yes, you read that right. A change in your diet can bring 
about changes in your brain structure, chemistry as well as physiology, which 
lead to changes in behaviour!

How to boost your mood with food? Here you go:

1. Bananas

Bananas are one of the best foods that can supply energy to your body. Rich in potassium 
and B vitamins, bananas will help slow down digestion, making you feel full and keep 
your blood sugar levels stable. Bananas also contain vitamins A, B6 and C, fibre, potassium, 
phosphorous, iron and carbohydrate. The carbohydrates and vitamin B6 helps to boost your 
mood, reduces anxiety and also aids sleep. 

2. Water

Water is an extremely important element for our bodies to function properly. Try starting the 
day with a mug of freshly boiled water and a slice of lemon. Also, drink plenty of water, possibly 
1-2L a day. When we're dehydrated, it can really affect our ability to concentrate. 

3. Coconut

Coconut contains beneficial oils that provide a nutritious source of energy. It primarily consists 
of medium chain triglycerides, a type of fat that is turned into energy quickly and efficiently. 
Also, the coconut will prevent you from feeling lethargic throughout the day as it is utilized by 
the body to actually produce energy rather than store it as fat.

4. Fruits

Thanks to the minerals, vitamins and micronutrients in fruits, it is found to lower the risk of 
depression. It can also boost your mood and satisfy your sweet tooth. Try to include fresh fruits 
in your daily diet for health and happiness.  

5. Spinach

Spinach, rich in Vitamin B, is found to alleviate depression. Studies show that serotonin production 
can actually be hindered by low Vitamin B levels. Important B vitamins to look out for include folate, 
vitamins B3, B6 and B12. The perfect natural solution for this is to include leafy green vegetables 
such as spinach or broccoli in your regular diet.