Chocolate is an anti-depressant food.
Small morale drop? Did you know that certain foods hide certain substances that can make us smile again? Here are 5 that you may not suspect.
Certainly the most obvious. Because :
– it stimulates the brain to produce endorphins
– it has a euphoric effect
Be careful, opt for dark chocolate with 70% cocoa, because the higher the cocoa content, the more the mood will be at the top. In other words, milk chocolate and white will only bring you extra pounds.
- The banana
The banana contains a lot of sugars and therefore stimulates the production of serotonin, this hormone that regulates our mood. A low serotonin level can induce a depressive state.
In addition, bananas are antioxidants and can prevent:
– certain cancers and cardiovascular diseases
– type 2 diabetes
– gastric ulcers
– chronic diarrhea
- Sunflower seeds
They do not pay off, but they are rich in selenium, a trace element that helps us fight against stress, like the magnesium also present in sunflower fruits.
Parmesan cheese and Gruyère cheese
These two kinds of cheese are particularly rich in tryptophan, an amino acid that turns into serotonin when it reaches the brain. So we find the same effect as the banana.
Whether liver, kidney, tongue, heart, cheek, offal, rich in selenium, reduce the risk of depression and aggression. No matter where they come from (beef, lamb, pork …), tripe products are full of vitamins B3, B6, B12. For the most reluctant, onions, garlic or seafood have the same virtues.