When some people feel down they go out and eat a gallon of ice cream or get some deep-dish pizza. That may sound good but most of the time we end up regretting it soon after. Those food tend leave you feeling bloated, sluggish, and sometimes even more depressed than before. The good news is that there are certain foods that are both taste good and can make you feel happier and more energetic.
We crave foods that are high in carbs because they raise our serotonin which can make us feel satisfied. The down side is foods that are high in carbs are also high in calories. So, the key is to compromise and pick the best foods in a group, like whole grain carbs. Here are some good food choices that both satisfy and make you feel better too.
Eggs are always high on the list of satisfying foods. Eggs are filling and delicious and are a good substitute for carbohydrate rich starchy or sweet meals.
Almost any dietician you speak to will tell you the virtues berries. Fresh fruit and berries are natures candy. Fruits and berries have a lot of water, stimulate the taste buds, and are easily digestible.
It’s not often that you associate anything canned with a good nutritious food choice. Canned tuna (white or light) makes the list because it is a source of high quality protein that can fill you up and help keep blood sugar levels steady with omega-3-fatty acids. Regular fish intake is also linked with lower risk of depression.
A lot of people love avocado without even realizing how healthy it is. Avocados have a creamy texture which lends itself to many creative uses. Some people even swap it for butter in some recipes.
So, the next time you feel a little down or lacking in energy, think about one of these delicious foods before you go for that pizza or burger.