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If we’re stressed and not getting enough sleep, it’s easy to feel down, but there’s another big contributor to your mood: what you’re eating. With its refined sugar and trans fats, the Standard American Diet is throwing our bodies off, and if you feel like you’re in a funk, a lot of it can be related back to the food that you’re consuming.

“The smallest choices each day can make a real difference in improving mental and emotional well-being, stabilizing your moods, and improving your focus,” says Dr. Drew Ramsey, author of the Happiness Diet.

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  1. CoffeeTime says:

    AM COFFEE – Sign In! HELLO, Everyone!

    What foods do you eat to boost your mood?

    Any foods you eat to calm yourself down, i.e., comfort foods?

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    • Elicia P says:

      Morning ladies, If we lived in Peru I would have Camu Camu everyday as it helps with mood. But because we are in the states I have to have it via powder form so I add it to y smoothies. Really does make a difference.
      My comfort food is anything carbs!

    • good morning all! I’m in middle of writing a very important article on parental controversy that has been affecting my mood drastically these days. I hate the wars that go on. I need pasta. now. and chocolate. there’s your answer. pasta and chocolate. a custard doughnut won’t hurt either…

      • CoffeeTime says:

        Menu,
        All is good to have, just not on the regular basis.
        It’s an 80×20 rule that applies: 80% of time you eat great, and 20% is left for your indulgencies.
        You’ll be just fine!

        A Custard doughnut is good to help to reflect on life and what’s going on!

    • Good morning. .its raining so no beach today 🙁
      I love taco salad and chicken and dumplings

      • kaen hinkle says:

        good morning I will say use to go to junk food when I was down but I have been trying to ear better so I stay away from them eat fruit

    • Rebecca Swenor says:

      Good morning all. I don’t know if I have a specific comfort food. Maybe nuts of any kind.

    • Raye Wiedner says:

      Good morning everyone! My go to foods for mood boosting are red grapes, a salad with field greens, watermelon, extreme dark chocolate, and oranges or tangerines. My comfort foods if I’m feeling down or ill, are buttered noodles or mashed potatoes (no gravy). If I really want to indulge, I’ll make myself a flavored coffee, or maybe have a chocolate cream pastry.

    • wendy c g says:

      Morning ladies, my comfort food is chocolate.

    • Jessica Parent says:

      Good afternoon! I eat ice cream (or reeses pieces) to boost my mood (and it almost ALWAYS works!) Lol and my fav comfort food is homemade mac and cheese (I could live off that stuff!) Wouldn’t say it calms me but it sure is comforting

    • Good afternoon, I don’t think I have comfort foods. I think I eat out of boredom. I do have a snack everyday. A little debbies brownie. I know . Im bad. lol

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  3. CoffeeTime says:

    amcoffee
    Here are the Nuts and Seeds that play a huge role in your diet and ways they affect your mood as well.

    Pumpkin Seeds
    A zinc deficiency can trigger depressive moods, but fortunately pumpkin seeds are packed with the essential mineral. Pumpkin seeds also contain L-tryptophan, a natural mood booster.

    Almonds
    Almonds pack a lot of nutrients, including folate and magnesium. Magnesium is essential to brain health, and studies have linked it to a reduction in depression, but is often deficient in modern diets. So eat more of those almonds!

    Flaxseed Oil
    Our standard American Diet has left us very omega-3 deficient and that can be bad for your mental state: omega-3 has been shown to be an effective supplement for fighting depression. Flaxseed oil is an easy way to get a mega dose of omega-3 essential fatty acids, helping to improve your mood

    Check this post I’ve assembled a while ago about different types of nuts and Fat content.
    It is a good idea to include a handful of nuts every day in your diet, if you are not allergic to them.

    For me, it’s a few almonds, filberts (cancer fighters), 2 Brazillian nuts.

    almonds

  4. CoffeeTime says:

    am coffee
    VEGGIES: GREEN LEAFY ONES THAT TRULY MAKE A HUGE DIFFERENCE!

    Swiss Chard
    High in folate, also known as folic acid, swiss chard and other leafy greens are good for your mood. In fact, a study by the University of York and Hull York Medical School found a link between low folate levels and depression.

    Asparagus
    Feel like you’ve been having a lot of mood swings lately? Get some asparagus on your plate, because it is very high in folic acid — a deficiency that is common in people with depression.

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    • my husband doesn’t like green leafy veggies. I wish he did. they are very perishable and hard to keep on hand for one person. Any tips for preserving their freshness?

      • kaen hinkle says:

        oh we eat them all the time I have asparagus I grow and swiss chard I love and grow as well and freeze to eat in the winter they are the best to eat and so good for you you must add them to you diet

      • kaen hinkle says:

        @Menu you can freeze you veggies power boil them for 3 min then put them in ice cold water the drain and put them in freezer bag for later they are great I have a vaccume seal bags I use they keep better and longer

      • Raye Wiedner says:

        Menu, as soon as you get home from the store, if you wash your leafy greens with a couple of spoonfuls of lemon juice or vinegar, then pat them dry, and put them in a perforated bag, they last a lot longer. If you see that some are starting to wilt, sometimes an ice water soak for 15 minutes will bring them back. If that doesn’t work, you can always chop them finely and freeze to add to soups or meatloaf or stir fries or something later.

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    • We love grilled asparagus with balsamic vinegar sause it is sooooo good

    • Rebecca Swenor says:

      I love asparagus. It is one of my favorite veggies. This is good information to know.

    • Elicia P says:

      Wish I liked these veggies. Not a fan of dark leafy greens. Although, I do take spinach and chop it I to my pasta to sneak it in.

    • wendy c g says:

      I love asparagus, I cook it in the oven. It’s so good.

    • Raye Wiedner says:

      Marinated, grilled asparagus is one of our favorite foods. We love all types of veggies and I’ve been making a lot more meatless meals. Hubby thinks he’s being neglected if I don’t make a field green salad or collard greens at least once a week lol. I use different greens to bulk up stir fries and soups.

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    • This is something new, I never knew. I think about what we put on are garden ever year to detour the bugs. Of course we wash are vegtables but maybe all these years we haven’t been doing a good job.

  5. CoffeeTime says:

    amcoffee
    Eggs

    With their essential fatty acids, eggs help your body to naturally produce serotonin. Low serotonin levels are linked to depression, anxiety, insomnia and fatigue.

    eggs

    • plus they are a protein. I think I’m going to boil me coupla eggs now. It’s a great idea. Thanks. (then I’ll go and have my 20%. I need that too now 🙂 )

    • We eat a ton of eggs we love then any way, had an egg sandwich for breakfast

    • Rebecca Swenor says:

      I like hard boiled eggs just plain so this is also good to know. 🙂

    • Elicia P says:

      I never knew they help with mood. Too bad I do not like them. Will get them if they are hidden.

    • made my eggs. ate my eggs. mood improved.

    • wendy c g says:

      I don’t care for eggs, I can eat them every once in awhile.

    • Raye Wiedner says:

      When hubby had his first heart attacks, the heart specialist told us to limit his eggs because of the cholesterol. A nutritionist told us recently that the rules have changed, so we have eggs pretty often now. We love them cooked any way you can imagine. We also love having ‘breakfast for supper’ a lot of times. One of hubby’s favorite meals is a loaded omelet-mushrooms, peppers, onions, zucchini, chopped spinach, tomatoes, and any other veggies I have on hand.

    • Kathy E says:

      I love eggs. I just had 2 organic Egglands Best eggs in an omelet i made with goat cheese, fresh and jared ginger, a few small fresh garlic, a few capers, some smoked paprika, cooked in Dr. BBronner’s organic coconut oil. Yum

    • I would love to try the Egglands Best eggs. I try to only fix eggs maybe 2 days a week. My husband gets mad because I will not fry his eggs with salt.lol.

  6. CoffeeTime says:

    amcoffee
    Dark Chocolate

    If you needed another reason to indulge in dark chocolate, it’s this one: dark chocolate can make you happier. A study in the Journal of Psychopharmacology found that consuming chocolate high in cocoa flavanols increased levels of calmness and contentedness.

    dark chocolate

  7. CoffeeTime says:

    amcoffee
    Oatmeal

    While some think oatmeal is one of the most boring foods on the planet, it’s good for your mental state. That’s thanks to a lot of things, including high levels of magnesium, which help your brain fight depression and anxiety. Since it’s also a great source of soluble fiber, it helps stabilize blood sugar levels, which helps you avoid mood swings.

    oatmeal

  8. CoffeeTime says:

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    Lentils

    Lentils are a good source of folate which is essential for your mood, and a cup of cooked lentils provides 90 percent of the recommended daily allowance of folic acid.

    Lentils also have the amino acid L-tyrosine, which your brain uses to make the neurotransmitters norepinephrine and dopamine, therefore helping your brain to combat depression.

    lentils soup

  9. CoffeeTime says:

    amcoffee
    Water

    A glass of water may be the simplest thing you can ingest, but it’s very helpful.

    Mild dehydration has been shown to dampen moods, which means if you want to feel mentally stronger, make sure you’re getting enough H2O throughout the day.

    water

    • I love ice cold water, I love my Brita bottle, I dont know what I would do without it

    • Rebecca Swenor says:

      I do drink a lot of water daily. I always ask people if they had enough water when they say they are not feeling very good.

      • Elicia P says:

        This is my husband. He will call me telling me he doesn’t feel well. I ask if he drank anything and the answer is usually No

    • wendy c g says:

      I drink water on a daily basis. I love water, put some fruit slices in it, yummy.

    • Raye Wiedner says:

      I learned a tip years ago to help me remember how much water I’d had for the day. I put 8 rubber bands on the top of my water bottle. When it’s empty, I roll one down. When they’re all at the bottom, I know I’ve had my 8 servings for the day. I drink coffee all day, so I need that water since caffeine is dehydrating.

    • Water is the key to everything, I believe, I recently read , to stop drinking water that comes in plastic bottles. The is something in the plastic bottles that is harmful.

    • Kathy E says:

      I’ve been drinking more liquids since yesterday when i read in one of my medication inserts i need to stay hydrated on them. Bought a Mio Fit Electrolytes water inhancer and some True Lemon lemonade mix for 16oz. Water bottle.

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  11. Kathy E says:

    Hi, I’ve never heard of camu camu. Good to know eggs help serotonin. My go to comfort food is sweets, preferably dark chocolate. Cofee does work as a pick me up but need to have with food and not too late in day (caffine)

    • Elicia P says:

      @Barbara I have read that as well. Glass bottles are the thing. Wish I could find some that aren’t so darn expensive and would be shatter proof. I drop my bottle when I am out too Mich!

    • Elicia P says:

      @Kathy
      I did not hear of it until I was doing research of ways to keep the immune system healthy. There are so many benefits from it. Including aiding in allergies!

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