Fruit. We all know that it’s good for us, and some of us like it more than others. But did you know that fruit has the power to affect your mood? Today on the blog I’m sharing with you the top fruits to eat to help boost your mood and keep you healthy!
Bananas contain Vitamins A, B6, and C, as well as fiber, potassium, carbohydrates, iron, and tryptophan. The Vitamin B6 helps to convert the tryptophan into serotonin, which helps to boost your mood while aiding in sleep. We normally associate tryptophan in turkey because of the feelings of sleepiness after eating, but it is found in bananas and has the same effect while also boosting your mood. Word of caution: if you are allergic to latex, be careful around this delicious fruit. The peel has latex in it which could cause an allergic reaction.
“An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” Apples are high vitamin C and full of antioxidants. Apples are also high in fiber, which can help with digestive health and help to get rid of cholesterol buildup. Eating apples can also help with weight loss in that it gets rid of…buildup in your digestive tract. Studies show that individuals who ate more apples also had a lower risk of stroke and lung cancer. Apples keep you healthy which in turn keeps you happy!
When we think of grapes, we don’t often associate them with having any health benefits but they actually do! Grapes are filled with powerful antioxidants such as Vitamin C, manganese, and betacarotene. Grapes contain resveratrol, which has the ability to reduce heart disease. As we know, red wine comes from grapes and because of it’s high content, red wine is thought to contribute to longevity in us humans. Grapes also have the power to reduce cholesterol and protect the heart against blood clots. Consider this your super fruit!
Berries are an unknown super fruit in that they have a large amount of health benefits, and they often go unnoticed. One of the biggest benefits to incorporating berries into your daily diet is that berries are a superfood when it comes to fighting cancer. Research shows that berries also have the following health properties:
- Keep you mentally sharp
- Help manage diabetes
- Weight control
- Lower blood pressure
You are what you eat. Therefore, what you eat affects your mood. Instead of reaching for a Snicker’s bar, try reaching for a piece of fruit instead!