Most of us love eating. And not in an offhand, noncommittal kind of way. We love eating in a stand-outside-of-your-house-with-a-boombox kind of way. But food is more than just an activity to look forward to three (or more) times a day (is that just us, or … ?). Food actually has the power to change your mood — for the better.
How? By supporting neurotransmitter activity — or more specifically, dopamine and serotonin, which are the “feel good” hormones that stabilize your moods and activate the pleasure part of the brain. You mean we can eat our way to better moods and it’s actually rooted in science? We know — these aren’t cheap thrills, but it’s true: There actually are foods that feed your mood. So without further ado, here are 5 foods that can help you keep your sunny outlook.