Foods that Put You In a Good Mood
The Happiness Diet
Wild Salmon and Shrimp
You've likely heard that fish is brain food, but you’ve likely not heard how wonderful it is for addressing funky moods. (Related: 6 Supersmart Seafood Choices) When studies compare the mood disorders in different countries, populations that eat the most fish have the lowest rates of depression, bipolar disorder, postpartum depression, and seasonal affective disorder (the winter blues).
These fats also seem to play a role in aggression. Young boys with lower levels of omega-3s have more temper tantrums and difficulty falling asleep.
Omega-3s have also been studied as a treatment for a variety of brain-based disorders. A 2008 study found fish oil to have equal efficacy to Prozac in the treatment of depression. Eating omega-3s has also been shown to alleviate the symptoms of depression in more than 60 percent of pregnant women.