9 Nutritious Foods That Improve Your Mood

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1. Fatty fish

Salmon is abundant with omega-3 fatty acids, which may reduce the incidence of depression.

2. Dark chocolate

Dark chocolate is rich in substances that may raise the brain's serotonin levels.

3. Fermented foods

Healthy guts create up to 90% of serotonin, which may improve mood.

4. Bananas

Bananas include natural sugar, vitamin B6, and prebiotic fiber, which stabilize blood sugar and mood.

5. Oats

The fiber in oats stabilizes blood sugar and improves mood. They're iron-rich.

6. Berries

Rich in disease-fighting anthocyanins, berries may reduce the incidence of depression.

7. Nuts and seeds

Tryptophan, zinc, and selenium in nuts and seeds may improve brain function and reduce depression risk.

8. Coffee

Coffee contains caffeine, chlorogenic acid, and other mood-boosting chemicals. Study suggests decaf coffee may have an effect.

9. Beans

Beans and lentils are abundant in mood-enhancing elements, especially B vitamins.

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