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Natural Mood Lifters From Your Spice Rack

By Super Admin

Research has proved that there are certain food items that can lift our mood and give us happiness. These food items release certain hormones in our body that cheer us up. It has also been proved that the absence of certain food items in our diet has also caused depression and mood swings.

Some examples of food items that lift our mood and make us happy are chocolates, food rich in proteins like fish, lean meat, chicken, nuts and seeds, fruits like bananas, oranges, etc. But did you know that there are certain spices as well that can provide you with a boost and cause happiness?

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There are certain herbs and spices that have proved to be great anti-depressants. These spices have proved to provide the mind and body with a great boost. So, instead of going for anti-depressants when you feel low, go to your kitchen and look for these herbs and spices. Include them in you daily diet to remain happy and cheerful.

The first spice that we are going to discuss today is cinnamon. Cinnamon has a distinct sweet aroma and is said to reduce unhealthy sugar cravings. It is known to stimulate the brain. When consumed, it also helps to improve memory, concentration and attention. This spice is a great mood lifter.

The next herb that can lift your mood is saffron. It is well known as the spice of happiness. Researchers have proved that saffron has the same effects as that of an anti-depressant. It is used for the treatment of depression and foul moods.

Also Read: Importance Of Consuming Indian Spices

Turmeric with its bright yellow colour is known to be a mood lifter. It has anti-inflammatory properties and is a great anti-oxidant. It stimulates the release of your body's natural mood enhancer, serotonin.

Rosemary is said to calm frayed nerves and reduce insomnia. Thyme is said to provide relief from mental stress and depressive conditions. So make sure to include these spices and herbs in your daily diet to live a happy and joyful life.

Story first published: Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 19:00 [IST]
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