There are myriads of causes of mood fluctuations. Although hormonal changes are primarily blamed for mood swings in women, there are various other reasons for low mood that affect people of both genders. You can easily break down when you are stressed. Even poor sleep affects mood. Heavy drinking and even excess caffeine can be responsible for your bad mood. In the worst case, mood fluctuation is a symptom of an underlying disorder of the mental health. Once you identify the exact reason why your mood dips you can easily improve your mood with the help of simple natural remedies. Here are some of the best yet simple ways to boost mood naturally.
Combine Complex Carb And Protein in Meals
You can easily overcome low mood by eating sufficient amount of complex carbohydrates and healthy protein. Protein rich foods are a source of the amino acid tryptophan, which is converted into the neurotransmitter serotonin. Serotonin helps in lifting the mood. Consumption of carbohydrates triggers insulin secretion, which apart from increasing glucose uptake also helps in lowering the levels of the different amino acids except tryptophan in the blood, thereby reducing competition between tryptophan and other amino acids to reach the brain. Hence, tryptophan is easily transported into the brain when you combine protein rich foods with carbohydrates.
Your sedentary lifestyle can spoil your mood. To pep up your mood get at least 30 minutes of moderate intensity exercises at least five times a week. Physical activities trigger secretion of the feel-good hormones called endorphins.
Increase Fluid Intake
Studies have shown that increasing water intake helps in lifting low mood. Reduced water intake affects your sleep-wake cycle and depletes your energy level leading to fatigue and confusion. Therefore, drink about six to eight glasses of water daily to overcome mood swings.
Aromatherapy Massage With Lavender Oil
A full body massage with lavender essential oil that helps in boosting the mood is beneficial for people troubled by mood fluctuations. You may even blend lavender oil with other essential oils that help in calming the mind such as ylang-ylang, jasmine and clary sage.
Get Enough Sleep
You can easily overcome mood fluctuations by enjoying a sound slumber for 6 to 8 hours. Limit caffeine and alcohol intake, which tend to affect the quality of your sleep.
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