More foods, more smiles
Updated: 2007-05-25 09:25
The 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.
1: 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.
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.
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.
4. Whole-wheat bread
Whole-wheat bread consists of complex carbohydrates, which can increase the amount of blood serum in your body.
Full of folic acid, this leafy green vegetable helps ease the pressure in your body.
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.
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.
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.
9. Low-fat milk
Low-fat milk is full of calcium, which is the perfect soothing drink for anxious people.
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