(Townsquare Media)

Came across an article that lists the top foods that will make you happier.  For some people – fast food makes them happy, mainly because it’s so easy.  But a steady diet of it is not a good thing. 

So how do these particular foods make you happy?  They contain natural anti-depressants and they’re considered healthy.

SOURCE:  Listverse.com


 

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    Dark Chocolate

    Dark chocolate – it improves the flow of blood to the brain.  Just a small amount each day gives you a boost in concentration and mood.

    (Morguefile)
  • 6

    Greek Yogurt

    It has plenty of calcium, again good for your brain.  It also has more protein than regular yogurt. 

    (Morguefile)
  • 5

    Asparagus

    It’s high in folate and tryptophan.  In most cases of depression, the patient has been found to be low in folate.  Asparagus corrects that.  And tryptophan triggers the production of serotonin in the brain – a mood stabilizer.

    (Morguefile)
  • 4

    Honey

    It provides a sugar fix with fewer calories.  It also has ingredients that prevent depression.

    (Morguefile)
  • 3

    Tomatoes

    Especially cherry tomatoes.  They’re high in lycopene – an antioxidant that prevents swelling in the brain. 

    (Townsquare Media)
  • 2

    Eggs

    Lots of good stuff in eggs – protein, vitamin B, iodine, zinc, Omega fatty acids.  Keeps you energized and fuller longer.

    (Morguefile)
  • 1

    Coconuts

    The meat of the coconut has triglycerides that promote better moods and general brain health. 

    (Morguefile)