There’s something about food that makes people happy. It comes in many flavors, you find it in different parts of the world, it’s sweet, it’s savory, it’s sour. Food can be prepared and altered to be extra tasty, and sometimes it’s good enough straight from the tree or vine you pick it from. Food is a special aspect of human’s lives that makes everyday a little better. Watch this video to learn why humans love food so much.

10 Foods That Will Make You Happier

Did you know you can eat food that will make you happier? Well, it’s true! Try one of these foods to give you a boost today.

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  1. Bananas: Not only do you get a good dose of potassium from bananas, but they also contain something called tryptophan. This is a brain chemical that helps regulate mood.

  2. Berries: Interestingly, some berries’ flavors have a chemical called valproic acid, which is a drug that stabilizes mood. There’s also something called flavonoid anthocyanidin, which is something found in berries that reduces inflammation. Reduced inflammation will increase your mood.

  3. Quinoa: This is a food that you can combine with multiple spices and food to taste good! There’s a flavonoid in quinoa called quercetin that is is proven to have antidepressant effects. So, grab some quinoa and make yourself a delicious meal that will boost your mood.

  4. Oysters: Oysters will increase your zinc levels, therefore, increasing your happiness. Low levels of zinc causes anxiety. Stay calm, cool and collected and eat some oysters.

  5. Dark chocolate: Calling all chocolate lovers! Eat all of the chocolate you want because dark chocolate is a good source of antioxidants. It’s also known to reduce the stress hormone, cortisol. Enjoy your chocolate!

  6. Salmon: This is a tasty fish that can be prepared in many different ways. It contains omega-3 fatty acids, which can improve your mood and fight those days when you’re feeling a little down.

  7. Turmeric: This is a yellow spice that you will find mostly find in Asian cuisine. This spice contains curcumin, which will improve your mood and fight depression.

  8. Green Tea: You can enjoy green tea anytime of the day. In the morning, on your lunch break or even after dinner. There is a Japanese study that found that psychological stress can be decreased by drinking five or more cups of green tea a day.

  9. Apples: We all know that an apple a day keeps the doctor away. Eating apples will increase energy, produce a calming effect and increase your happiness.

  10. Spinach: Spinach contains folic acid. You’ll feel alleviated depression and reduced fatigue after eating it. Try spinach in a green smoothie combined with your favorite fruit.