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How to Boost Your Mood by Eating a Fine Nutritious Meal

Updated on February 14, 2020
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Ara is a Journalism graduate from California State University Northridge who is looking to always explore his writing opportunities.

A Few Examples Of Healthy Nutritious Food Including Dried Apricots

What you see here is an example of a juice made with kiwi fruits, pears, cucumbers and other ingredients.
What you see here is an example of a juice made with kiwi fruits, pears, cucumbers and other ingredients.
dried apricots are a good source of dietary fiber in addition to boosting our mood.
dried apricots are a good source of dietary fiber in addition to boosting our mood.

Introduction To Fine Nutritious Food And Who This Article Is For

For many people especially here in the United States, they may be wondering how they can feel better and boost their mood to counter the negative effects of what happens when we are exposed to sad news stories. Well, there are many ways that you can boost your mood very quickly. And one of these ways to boost your mood and make yourself feel better is to simply sit down at the table either at your place of residence or at someone’s house or even in public at a restaurant and just simply eat a type of meal that you enjoy. However, this does not mean that you should fill up your body with whatever food that you see. For example, a Snickers chocolate bar or the double double burger that people buy from In-And-Out is food also but those two food items are very detrimental to our health. If you are going to eat food with the goal of boosting your mood, it is best to eat food that is more healthy and nutritious.

First of all, let me say that this article will benefit you if you are a food lover and love to eat food in general. If you are not a lover of food and you just eat to nourish your body, this article may not be for you.

The Benefits Of Eating A Fine Nutritious Meal

When you sit down at a table and eat a meal, you will feel better because your hunger becomes satisfied when you eat a meal. When you are hungry, your blood sugar drops and you start to feel weak, lethargic and tired. Your ability to focus and concentrate becomes tough to do. When your hunger is satisfied you feel better because your energy level becomes higher. Your ability to focus and do your tasks at home or at your place of work becomes much easier. Your brain can function much better and it is easier to make decisions. You no longer feel tired and lethargic. It is almost like you feel like a new person. Your whole body becomes energized and you also nourish your cells in your body. Food is a necessary part of life for all of us as long as we are alive.

When you sit down at a table and eat a meal that you enjoy, you take the time to enjoy the flavor and taste of the food that you are eating. At this point in the process, it is no longer about eating to simply nourish your body. You sit down to eat a meal because you enjoy eating. Eating is one of life’s great pleasures along with delicious drinks and good friends. If you love to eat, you will easily find a way to boost your mood quickly. However, overeating is not good for your health. When you eat, make sure to avoid eating excessively large meals especially before bedtime.

When you sit down at a table to eat delicious food, you feel better because it is at this point that you realize that there are good things to look forward to. This does not mean that you will feel elated and joyful every day. The point is that there are good things to look forward to even when times are tough. And eating food is one of those good things that any food lover can look forward to.

There are certain foods that will boost your mood better than others but we are talking about fine, nutritious food. For a food lover, there are probably few things in life that are as great as sitting down and enjoying a nice meal. For the food lover, you could say that eating is like a hobby. Some people love food so much that they become chefs, cooks or bakers. Food lovers and enthusiasts live for the moments that they can get a chance to really sit down at a table and enjoy a fine feast either by themselves or in the company of family and or friends.

Eating a meal also helps you to temporarily forget about what may be bothering you. When you sit down and have a nice meal, it is almost like you are in a different world. At that point, nothing else matters but your enjoyment of fine food and wine or other drinks. The Greek philosopher Epicurus loved eating and he could hardly wait for the moments where he could spend his moments eating with his friends.

Final Thoughts On the Topic

If you need an relatively quick mood booster and you are a lover of food, consider sitting down and really enjoying what you eat. It is better to eat food that is low in saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium so that you can also ensure that your body stays healthy. Eating is one of the greatest things to do in life especially if you love to eat. Your love of eating will boost your mood quicker than you realize. Enjoying a nice meal at the table is a quick way to boost your mood and feel better even if you only feel better for a short while. Note: there are two other things to keep in mind here. First of all, make sure to not overeat. Overeating causes effects on the body which are beyond the scope of this article. And this article is not meant to be a substitute for professional help. It was only designed to show one of the many ways that you can boost your mood. Good Luck!

Update: since the first writing of this article, the focus of it will be expanded a bit. There are certain foods that are known to boost our mood and the way that we feel. Researchers that conducted studies in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health discovered that “people who consumed the most fish were less likely to have depression symptoms,” (Wong, 2019). One of the things that you can do to boost your mood while eating a meal is to consume more fish.


Wong, C. (2019, September 6). Ways to Boost Your Mood With Food. Retrieved from

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      Ara Vahanian 

      2 years ago from LOS ANGELES

      Thank you very much for that advice. I did not know that dried fruits can also boost our mood that is very good to know.

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      2 years ago from AHMEDABAD

      dry fruits can also boots the mind like cashew

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      3 years ago

      Ya it's really amazing. To eat your favorite meal to come out from your bad mood.


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