The healthiest food for a good mood is the Mediterranean diet, said the president of the International Society for Research in Nutritional Psychiatry Felice Jacka in an interview with BBC radio. She also said that foods high in fat and sugar make for a bad mood.
A healthy and balanced diet can reduce the level of anxiety and depression, said Felice Jacka, professor and president of the International Society for Research in Nutritional Psychiatry, in an interview with BBC radio on “The Food Program”.
She stressed that the Mediterranean diet is the best way to keep up morale, noting that it was also important to avoid overeating.
Conversely, according to her, foods high in fat and sugar create a bad mood.
What to eat to keep your spirits up
You need to eat more foods that contain serotonin, the hormone responsible for good mood, to overcome anxiety: these mainly concerned bananas, walnuts, and spinach.