Feeling low during this pandemic? Fight anxiety, depression with these 6 mood-boosting food

The current situation of India is making a majority of the Indians deal with anxiety and depression. In these tough times, it is important to take care of your mental health just as much as your physical health. Eating healthy and staying fit during these trying times should be prioritised.

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If you are one of the many dealing with anxiety or stress during this pandemic then here are six healthy foods that will help boost your mood.(Unsplash)

If you are one of the many dealing with anxiety or stress during this pandemic then here are six healthy foods that will help boost your mood.(Unsplash)

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Nuts and seeds contain a high level of plant-based proteins, healthy fats, and fibre. Almonds, cashews, peanuts, walnuts pumpkin, sesame, and sunflower seeds are rich in tryptophan, an amino acid that produces mood-boosting serotonin.(Unsplash)

Nuts and seeds contain a high level of plant-based proteins, healthy fats, and fibre. Almonds, cashews, peanuts, walnuts pumpkin, sesame, and sunflower seeds are rich in tryptophan, an amino acid that produces mood-boosting serotonin.(Unsplash)

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Berries are packed with antioxidants and phenolic compounds which helps fight oxidative stress. Adding berries to your diet can lower anxiety and fight depression.(Unsplash)

Berries are packed with antioxidants and phenolic compounds which helps fight oxidative stress. Adding berries to your diet can lower anxiety and fight depression.(Unsplash)

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Oats are an excellent source of fibre and helps slow your digestion of carb. This releases sugar into your bloodstream and keeps your energy level stable.(Unsplash)

Oats are an excellent source of fibre and helps slow your digestion of carb. This releases sugar into your bloodstream and keeps your energy level stable.(Unsplash)

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Dark chocolate contains mood-boosting compounds like caffeine, theobromine, and N-acylethanolamine. It is rich in health-promoting flavonoids which helps increase blood flow to your brain and reduce inflammation, hence improving brain health(Unsplash)

Dark chocolate contains mood-boosting compounds like caffeine, theobromine, and N-acylethanolamine. It is rich in health-promoting flavonoids which helps increase blood flow to your brain and reduce inflammation, hence improving brain health(Unsplash)

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Fermented food like yoghurt, fermented bamboo shoot, kimchi, fermented kidney beans, kombucha, etc., may help lift your mood as well as your gut health.(Unsplash)

Fermented food like yoghurt, fermented bamboo shoot, kimchi, fermented kidney beans, kombucha, etc., may help lift your mood as well as your gut health.(Unsplash)

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Bananas contain high vitamin B6, which synthesises feel-good neurotransmitters like dopamine and serotonin. If eaten when the peel is green, it acts as a great source of prebiotics.(Unsplash)

Bananas contain high vitamin B6, which synthesises feel-good neurotransmitters like dopamine and serotonin. If eaten when the peel is green, it acts as a great source of prebiotics.(Unsplash)

PUBLISHED ON MAY 23, 2021 12:08 PM IST
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