Eating seeds is more likely to boost your mood than any other food, according to research.
Seeds and pulses have been shown to improve people’s wellbeing and moods more than cakes, sweets and chocolates. Despite this, seven in ten women and one in two men indulge in sweet treats when they are stressed or looking for a mood boost, according to a survey. Just one in seven people choose fruits, vegetables or wholegrains that are shown to combat stress and raise low moods.
The poll of 2,000 people, by rice brand Tilda, found that half ate unhealthy comfort food when they wanted to lift their mood, but only 28 per cent turned to friends or family to feel better. Experts warn that many people are ‘eating their way to sadness’ by eating sweets and junk food.
Pumpkin seeds and chia seeds topped a top-ten list of mood-boosting foods compiled by dietitian Sarah Schenker and food psychologist Christy Fergusson.
Source - Daily Mail