10 foods that can lift your mood (recipe included)

10 foods that can lift your mood (recipe included)

Happiness may be just a snack away

Believe it or not, happiness can also be found on your plate. There are nutritional elements that can improve our mood a lot, and many foods that we know have these components. Here's a list of ten foods that will improve your mood. 

Flax seed

Flax or linseed provide omega-3 fatty acids, which have been known to be mood lifting.


It is a high-quality protein-rich pseudocereal. Studies have found a flavonoid in quinoa has a significant anti-depressant effect.

Quinoa can lift your mood

Agar-agar seaweed

It is a mixture of eight varieties of algae that have been previously cooked and dried, its presentation is in the form of gelatin, powders or flakes. Seaweed is known to improve mood by reducing anxiety and enhancing mental focus.


They are nuts rich in B vitamins, magnesium, calcium and niacin, all mood-stabilizing vitamins.

Cashews are rich in Vitamin B

Brown rice

Unlike refined white rice, it preserves all its protein, vitamins, minerals and fiber content. Brown rice is a complex carb that's rich in serotonin, which helps stabilize mood. 


This spice originating in India,  has an intense and sweet aroma and flavor.  This spice can lower heart rate and blood pressure and reduce anxiety and depression.

Passion fruit is full of vitamin C

Passion fruit 

Round, brown to purple in color, the pulp has black, gelatinous, yellowish seeds. It is highly aromatic and sweet and sour. It is rich in vitamin C and magnesium  that is said to have a powerful impact on the brain cells that keeps your mood happy.


Lentils are complex carbohydrate so they will help increase the brain's production of the feel-good neurotransmitter serotonin.

Lentils are natural mood boosters


It is a food rich in enzymes with antiseptic and tonic properties. It is a natural mood enhancer.

Curry paste

It is a mixture of spices, herbs and chili peppers that turns into a paste. One of is componens, curcumin improves memory and mood.


How about we rejoice our soul and stomach with this delicious recipe 

Victoria Thais

A trip to India was all it took for Victoria to realise that meditation is not a fancy word for sitting around in silence. It truly changed Victoria’s life to a less stressful and more mindful one. Now a freelance consultant and journalist, Victoria joined KOKO to share her knowledge on those little things that are life so much better, and cosier.+ info

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