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Just the simple act of eating is enough to make us feel good. But if you’re not putting the right things in your body, that mouth pleasure is likely just a flash in the pan. That’s why it’s important to eat things that will keep you feeling and looking your best. We truly are what we eat. So, what do you want to be? If you want to feel energized, clear-minded and happy, there are foods that can help you achieve that state. With that advice in mind, here are some foods to get you feeling your best both physically and mentally.
Rich in potassium and the mood-regulator, tryptophan, bananas are a healthy and natural way to fill up. Plus, their biodegradable peel cuts down on trash in landfills. An appetite-killing, mood-enhancing, eco-friendly superfood? That’s bananas.
This edible seed contains quercetin, a flavonoid shown to have anti-depressant effects. Some other anti-depressant effects include less carbs and calories and more protein and fiber than rice. Never pronounced quinoa before? Don’t be bashful, no one gets it right their first time.
This anxiety-reducing food is rich in zinc, which can help keep you calm and cool when life gets stressful. Additionally, oysters are known as an aphrodisiac, and they boost dopamine levels which therefore boost libido levels.
This East-Asian spice contains the chemical compound, curcumin, which is known to enhance mood and fight depression. Add this spice to chicken and rice for a delightful treat to your mouth and your mind. Add it to your eyes and it’ll burn so try to avoid that.
Some say this is proof that God loves us: dark chocolate is good for you. Rich in antioxidants and found to reduce the stress hormone cortisol, this most decadent and delicious food is the best of both worlds. And heaven too, we’ve heard.