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Happiness Diet: Best Mood-Boosting Foods

Fatty fish

Salmon, mackerel, and canned tuna include omega-3 fatty acids, "healthy fats" that aid your heart, eyes, and brain.


Feeding our stomach with this beneficial bacteria—found naturally in yogurt, kefir, and sauerkraut—not only prevents the blues but also boosts stress resistance.


Bananas aren't only smile-shaped—they increase mood. They include vitamin B6, which helps produce serotonin, the "happiness hormone." Prebiotic fiber and Lactobacillus in bananas boost gut health and mental happiness.

Cottage cheese

Cottage cheese is loaded with this amino acid and other mood-boosters. It's strong in protein, which helps our body produce and utilise mood-boosting hormones.

Nuts and seeds

Lacking magnesium, which helps the body produce energy, may cause irritation, anxiety, insomnia, and agitation. Almonds, walnuts, cashews, pumpkin, chia, and sesame seeds are rich providers of this vitamin plus tryptophan, a mood-boosting amino acid.


Even without physical stimulation, oysters may boost mood. They have the greatest zinc level of any meal, which is connected to anxiety and sadness when insufficient, and tyrosine, an amino acid that helps our body manufacture dopamine, the "feel good" hormone.

Your favorite treat

Having a varied diet is the best way to set your body up to produce the 'feel good' hormones that it needs," Adding that eating things you like is also key.


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