9 Healthy Foods That Lift Your Mood

1. Fatty fish

Omega-3 fatty acids are a group of important fats that your body can't make on its own. You have to get them from your food.

2. Dark chocolate

Chocolate is rich in many mood-boosting compounds.

3. Fermented foods

Fermented foods, like kimchi, yogurt, kefir, kombucha, and sauerkraut, may improve gut health and happiness.

4. Bananas

Bananas may help turn a frown upside down.

5. Oats

Oats are a whole food that can make you feel good all morning long. You can eat them in a lot of different ways, like overnight oats, oatmeal, cereal, or granola.

6. Berries

Strangely, eating more fruits and veggies is linked to lower rates of depression. 

7. Nuts and seeds

Nuts and seeds are high in plant-based proteins, healthy fats, and fiber.

8. Coffee

Coffee is the most famous drink in the world, and it may also make people happier.

9. Beans and lentils

Beans and lentils are full of feel-good nutrients and have a lot of fiber and plant-based protein.