10 Juicing Ingredients to Boost Your Mood Now
Do you need to boost your mood? Have you ever been accused of being moody? Don’t lie to us, because surely, we all have at one time or another.
We get defensive, we cast the blame off of us and onto the other person, but usually, deep down, we know the accuser is right. The issue is that a lot of times, we know we are indeed being moody, but we aren’t 100% certain why and we also aren’t sure how to change the moodiness.
What many people don’t realize is that there are many healthy foods that can actually assist in boosting your mood.
A 2012 study done by the University of Warwick in conjunction with Dartmouth College found that within a group of over 80,000 individuals, happiness and mental health rise in an approximately dose-response way with the number of daily portions of fruits and vegetables. While in some cases it rounds out at the recommended five per day, well-being appears to peak at seven.
Boost Your Mood With These 10 Juicing Amazing Ingredients
The biggest reason citrus fruits can be such great mood boosters is because of the large amounts of vitamin C. A deficiency of this vitamin, which much be replenished within the body on a daily basis, has been associated with irritability, depressive moods and generally low levels of energy. The instant burst of vitamin C that fruits like oranges and grapefruits provide is like a fast track antidote to reduced energy levels and blue mood.
Bananas are high in vitamins B6, A, and C, which combined with high levels of fiber, tryptophan, potassium, and healthy carbohydrates make for a great mood enhancer.
Coconuts contain medium-chain triglycerides that our bodies process and use as brain fuel. Even the scent of coconut has been shown to reduce stress levels and lower anxiety. It is a very minimally processed food that will provide you with a boost in energy and mood.
On top of being a mood booster, ginger has been shown to improve memory and clarity. Ginger boosts serotonin levels in your body, which in turn enhance your mood.
Because kale is chocked full of magnesium, it is one of the best natural anti-depressant foods around. It’s also rich in iron, chlorophyll, B vitamins, and Vitamins A and C. Eating nutrient-dense foods, like kale, has been directly linked to improved mood health, depression relief, and lower amounts of anxiety.
Just the smell of lemon can boost your mood and brighten your outlook on the day. Give this a try each morning or afternoon and see what kind of effect it has on you.
Mango contains vitamin B6 which, like ginger, increases serotonin levels in your body. In turn, your mood is elevated and you should have a better general sense of well being after eating a mango.
Many consume chamomile in the form of chamomile tea. Chamomile is known to have a calming effect and be another natural anti-depressant. Drink Chamomile tea to see a boost in mood and relaxation.
Asparagus is full of folate, a B vitamin that can lift your spirits and help ward off irritability. Asparagus also contains high levels of tryptophan, an amino acid linked to improved moods.
Among many other essential nutrients, Cacao contains anandamide, which is a mood enhancing compound (actually referred to as the bliss molecule) that can give you a sense of euphoria when consumed.
Eating a healthy, nutrient-based diet – including juicing – surely will not solve all of your life problems. It also may not completely turn your attitude around, but it certainly doesn’t hurt to try these foods in hopes of boosting your mood. At the very least, you will be providing your body with essential nutrients it needs on a daily basis.
Many of these mood-boosting ingredients listed above are included in our newly released, 2017 Spring Menu, so check us out and please feel free to provide feedback on how these ingredients boosted your mood!