Too often when people feel depressed or in a somber mood, they go out and eat a gallon of ice cream or get some deep-dish pizza. Although that may sound good at the time, these are foods that may end up having the reverse effect and we end up regretting it soon after. Those food tend leave you feeling bloated, sluggish, and sometimes even more depressed than before. But there are certain foods that both taste good and can make you feel happier and more energetic.
Foods that are high in carbs raise our serotonin which can make us feel satisfied and that’s why we crave them. But foods that are high in carbs are also high in calories which is a negative. So, the solution 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.
A favorite for many is eggs which are always high on the list of satisfying foods. Eggs are both filling and delicious and are a good substitute for carbohydrate rich starchy or sweet meals.
Speak to almost any dietician and they will tell you about the virtue’s berries. Fresh fruit and berries are natures candy. Fruits and berries have a lot of water, stimulate the taste buds, and are easily digestible.
Can food the comes in a can be good? It’s not often that you associate anything canned with a good nutritious food choice, but 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.
Avocados are loved by many, but few realize how healthy avocados can be. Avocados have a creamy texture which lends itself to many creative uses. Some people even swap it for butter in some recipes.
In the future when you feel depressed or down, think about one of these delicious food choices before you go for that pizza or burger.