More foods, more smiles

Updated: 2007-05-25 09:25

More foods, more smilesThe busy city life can make people uptight and depressed. And one way to fight this is by paying more attention to the foods you eat. And the following are some culinary suggestions to cheer you up.

More foods, more smiles1: Deep-sea fish

Experts from Harvard University say that eating more deep-sea fish can make you feel instantly refreshed. That's because there is an Omega-3 fatty acid in the fish meat that can increase the amount of blood serum,an anti-depression substance, to make you feel relaxed.

More foods, more smiles2: Banana

Banana is a common fruit. But few people know that it can give people an instant boost of energy. It has a special element called alkaloid and is also an excellent source of Vitamin B6 and tryptophan, which can help to produce more blood serum.

More foods, more smiles3. Grapefruit

It is known that there is a great amount of Vitamin C in grapefruit, which can stimulate the build-up of adrenalin, to help release tension in your body.

More foods, more smiles4. Whole-wheat bread

Whole-wheat bread consists of complex carbohydrates, which can increase the amount of blood serum in your body.

More foods, more smiles5. Spinach

Full of folic acid, this leafy green vegetable helps ease the pressure in your body.

More foods, more smiles6 Cherry

In some western countries, cherry is known as a natural aspirin. It has a special substance called anthocyanin which can adjust your mood and help produce happy feelings. Some scientists even say that if people are in bad mood, eating twenty cherries is
more effective than taking medicine.

More foods, more smiles7. Garlic

Garlic is not the first choice for people as it brings on bad breath. But it can bring happiness. German scientists have proven that after eating garlic, nervous people will feel relaxed and amused.

More foods, more smiles8. Pumpkin

Pumpkin is abundant in Vitamin B6 and iron, which can turn blood sugar to dextrose. And it's the dextrose that will bring happiness to your brain.

More foods, more smiles9. Low-fat milk

Low-fat milk is full of calcium, which is the perfect soothing drink for anxious people.

More foods, more smiles10. Chicken

British psychologists found that selenium is a good regulator to adjust people's mood. And in our daily life, chicken is a good source of selenium.

Edited by KK Zhao


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