A fast-paced, busy existence juggling the demands of family life, work and life admin with the need for time out, a social life and time to exercise and eat well can all become too much at times. 21st Century living can all too often lead to stress and feeling blue. Anxiety and depression are common conditions associated with living a modern life.
Depression isn’t something to be taken lightly, and medications and talking therapies such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) can be very helpful. But if we’re feeling a little under par emotionally, a few tweaks to our diet could help to improve our mental wellbeing and help prevent us from developing a low mood.
Eating mood-boosting foods in the darker months of autumn and winter can also help if we struggle with seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, a type of winter depression linked to fewer hours of daylight each day. Here’s ten foods that could give you a mood boost!