5 healthy comfort foods that will boost your mood instantly

Nothing beats the taste of comfort food when you feeling down especially a long day at the office or home office if you are working from home. Snacking on the first thing that is in your luxury bag might be doing more harm than good and quite often the ‘high’ will have you crashing soon after. That’s why I’ve decided to put together a list of innexpensive mood-boosting that not only tastes good but will have you feeling good.

1. Chocolate

All thanks to antioxidants found in chocolate, it has proven time and time again to reduce high stress levels. Dark chocolate is a definite must-have and will not last a lifetime on the hips, so it is a win-win situation.

2. Green tea
Love it or hate it, green tea not only aids weight loss but assists with reducing anxiety.This may be due to a number of mood-boosting nutrients found in it, including L-theanine, an amino acid that helps fight anxiety. One cup per day should do the trick.

3.Oysters

While oysters might be a bit tricky to eat at first, it’s an instant mood booster
and contains lots of Zinc. Once you get the hang of it, eating oysters is definte treat to the senses. If you are looking for the best oysters in town, head down to the Knysna Waterfront. It will have you craving for more.


4. Bananas
A banana a day keeps more than just the doctor away.It’s high in vitamin B6, which helps synthesize feel-good neurotransmitters like dopamine and serotonin.

5. Yoghurt

Probiotics also known as the good bacteria are bacteria found in yogurt. Studies show that yogurt can increase levels of serotonin, the “feel-good” neurotransmitter, making it a tasty way to help fight depression.

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