Antidepressant Foods that Make You Happy

by katiem2

Eliminate prescription drugs with mood boosting foods that increase Gaba, Typtophan and Serotonin the stress fighting feel good hormones and chemicals the brain needs to be happy.

For most of us anxiety is a common problem we face and live with as if there is nothing we can do about it. This common concern can and should be treated with natural sources that release the same neurotransmitters prescription drugs do to treat depression and anxiety. Pills are addictive and not as effective as once believed leaving people needing more and more as they use them. Foods work better, safer and are more readily available, cost effective and an easy method to well being.

Good Mood Foods

Good mood foods allow you to add more whenever you feel the need and yet when eaten on a regular basis you can expect to be rid of stress and anxiety all together without harmful side affects. Foods are a safe and natural way to boost a good mood, relieve stress and anxiety.

Foods to Boost Your Mood

Beat anxiety and lead a calm anxiety free life while enjoying good food - Three Easy ways is to increase Gaba, Typtophan and Serotonin

Anxiety Fighting Foods – 

Three Easy ways is to increase Gaba, Typtophan and Serotonin

These booster foods increase your Gaba which is a natural sort of zantex, it calms the mind making you peaceful and at ease preventing stress from mounting.

The Natural Foods that Increase Gaba are;

Kefir -  one glass a day.

What is Kefir ? Kefir is a rich tart cultured milk beverage somewhat like a thin sour cream. It is made by combining milk with kefir grains, a mixture of yeasts and bacteria which slightly sours the milk making a drink also similar to a liquid greek yogurt.

Foods that Make You Happy

Eating these foods on a regular basis can make you happy and chase away depression and stress.

Note: It’s common to experience low blood sugar in the morning which increases stress. Drinking Kefir in the morning eliminates this stress keeping life in a happy balance.

Kimchi is a great source of gaba that also increases your metabolism.

Oolong Tea also increases gaba working like liquid valium.  Oolong prevents anxiety by drinking two to three cups a day.

Foods That Change Brain Chemistry

Tryptophan is an amino acid and a precursor to serotonin which is our brains main feel good a feel good anti-anxiety hormone.

Tryptophan and Serotonin

Tryptophan is commonly found in meat but much healthier choices are;

Pumpkin Seeds ¼ cup gives you 50 milligrams of tryptophan.

Edamame is rich in tryptophan and protein.

Foods that Cause Happiness

The list of foods that make and keep you happy.

Shrimp has 300 milligrams of tryptophan in a 4 ounce serving which is all the natural replacement for such drugs as Paxil and all those meant to boost serotonin.

Note: All of the above provide more tryptophan than turkey.

Foods that Beat Anxiety

If you are already in the midst of full blown anxiety add lots of magnesium and vitamin B6 to your diet to beat it.

For Stress and Anxiety -  take magnesium and vitamin B6

Nori is a rich source of both and commonly enjoyed in Hawaii. Nori comes in sheets and also ground up.

The ground type is great for adding to foods.

A great stress fighter is relaxing with a healthy snack of popcorn with Nori sprinkled for Hawaiian flavor and that laid back feel.

Updated: 05/23/2013, katiem2
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Beating Stress and Anxiety

Veronica on 08/23/2015

I have suffered from Depressive Anxiety and was astonished to discover from my doctor that Alcohol is massive depressant and indeed makes things worse. So many people have a drink to cheer them up and in fact, alcohol has the opposite effect.

The above ideas would do them more good.

TY for posting. Very informative and useful.

Guest on 08/22/2015

Hey Katie, found your pages on my page. Had no idea you had written this article. Good stuff. I just wrote an article on natural anti-depressants and foods that are needed to help fight depression.

I love your articles as always,

katiem2 on 03/07/2015

cazort, Indeed omega 3 fatty acids are amazing antidepressant food components

cazort on 02/04/2015

You might also want to include fatty fish, or other omega-3 rich foods on this list. I've read a lot that suggests that an Omega 3 fat deficiency can manifest as depressive symptoms, and these fats are healthy for a wide variety of other reasons too, like preventing heart disease. Outside of fatty fish, some good vegetable sources of Omega 3's include hemp seed oil, pumpkin seeds, walnuts, and flax seeds. Leafy greens also have a little--not much total fat but if you eat lots of leafy greens it adds up.

katiem2 on 09/08/2013

jptanabe, I'm sure you will enjoy both the delicious tea itself and the healthful benefits it provides. Enjoy :)

jptanabe on 08/20/2013

OK, I'm off to drink my 2-3 cups of Ooling tea! Seriously, I do enjoy tea, all kinds, and I'll definitely make sure to drink Ooling every day.

katiem2 on 07/02/2013

WriterArtist, Foods are the one thing that offer our bodies balance working in harmony with meditation and yoga and or other forms of exercise. There are many things we can do to counter the negative energy of the daily grind.

WriterArtist on 06/28/2013

Very interesting - anything that reduces stress and anxiety is a welcome gesture for today's hectic life schedules.

katiem2 on 06/26/2013

Tara_W, Yes foods can help use to think more clearly, test better, learn better and feel better in fact there is a food for just about anything you can think of. Thanks for commenting.

Tara_W on 06/24/2013

Very interesting. I've known for years that foods play a large role in your mood but I don't think I've heard of the majority of the foods you have listed here. You learn something every day! I'll have to give some of these a try.

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