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7 Healthy Food Items That Can Instantly Lift Your Mood

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Had a bad day at work or are stressed about an upcoming interview? While you might want to grab chocolate ice-cream or drown your woes in a bottle of wine, try these healthy foods that will boost your energy and perk you up!

Nuts: Several nuts, especially almonds and walnuts, are known to decrease dopamine levels in the brain, leading to a calm, balanced feeling.

Avocado: The monounsaturated fats in avocados apparently help lower blood pressure, keeping your mood calm and balanced.

Whole wheat pasta: Whole grains are said to generate serotonin which helps balance your mood and satisfies your hunger. So, what better way to beat the stress than cook up some yummy whole wheat pasta with veggies or chicken?

Milk: Nothing soothes a worried mind like a glass of warm milk. It is known that dairy products contain Vitamin D, which is thought to boost serotonin and help with seasonal mood disorders.

Fish: Fatty fish like salmon contains a high level of Omega 3 which can help lower symptoms of depression.

Green Tea: While tea is emotionally soothing for many people, green tea contains L-theanine, an amino acid that can improve your mood and reduce stress.

Dark Chocolate: Known to have positive effects on brain endorphins, a dark chocolate dessert can go a long way in lifting up your spirits.

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