Foods That Thrills
These foods have been scientifically proven to up your happiness quotient
Sauté them for a huge, flavor-filled burst of vitamin D; the miracle vitamin helps alleviate depression and brings on a happiness boost.
Not only do they make for great food pictures, but yummy berries also have loads of anthocyanidin, which help reduce inflammation; inflammation has, in turn, been linked to more likelihood of depression.
Calling all chocolate lovers! Get your fix of dark chocolate every day; it helps lower the levels of the stress hormone cortisol and is a great source of antioxidants.
Bursting with potassium (and flavor), bananas are also loaded with tryptophan, a mood-regulating brain chemical, and folate, a B vitamin that helps relieve symptoms of depression.
Breathe in, breathe out, and sip some tea. Make that green tea. Studies have found that drinking more than five cups of green tea brings down stress levels considerably.