Can Seafood Help Lift Your Mood?

Woooo, the news today can sour anyone's mood. We wanted to give all our fabulous customers a bit of a boost, a way to naturally brighten spirits through delicious food. And there are foods that can do that! Tried and tested, natural ingredients that can turn frowns upside down.

 

Top Mood Foods

Here are the top mood improving foods:

  • salmon
  • avocado
  • leafy greens
  • berries
  • trout
  • asparagus
  • nuts
  • coffee
  • tuna
  • eggs
  • lentils
  • hearty whole grains
  • oyster and mussels
  • citrus
  • tomatoes

 

How do these foods lift our mood?

Well, that has to do with the chemical make up of these individual ingredients. Each unique element can improve either our brain function or our body’s physical function.

Take, for instance, the salmon, trout and tuna. These seafood health mavens are high in Omega-3’s, which aid in our brain function. Our central nervous system, being lipid-dense and in need of good fats regularly, get’s a gentle boost when we consume foods high in Omega-3’s and a reduction in inflammation.

The vegetable side of this mood equation comes from their vitamin and mineral make-up. All being packed with anti-oxidants, these foods help fight off any bad body bugs that may make us sick. Naturally improving our wellbeing with each bite.

 

Putting Mood Enhancing Food to Work

To showcase these good mood foods in action, we’ve put together little menu ideas using as many of our listed ingredients as possible in delicious and nutritious combinations.

 

Salmon Salads

Grilled, baked or sautéed salmon is a great salad topper. Here are some salmon salad combinations that we love…

  • grilled salmon +arugula +blueberries +avocado +walnuts
  • baked salmon +quinoa +spinach +mandarin oranges +almonds
  • smoked salmon +kale +lentils +eggs +sunflower seeds

 

Trout for Breakfast

Let’s start the day off with a mood boost. Trout is a surprisingly delicious breakfast open, pairing very well with the traditional ingredients we find at breakfast (grains, breads, eggs, etc…). Here are a handful of ways we like incorporating this superfood into our mornings.

  • poached trout +whole grain bagel +tomato +spinach +avocado
  • smoked trout +scrambled eggs +sautéed greens +whole grain toast
  • grilled trout +poached eggs +savory whole grain porridge +fresh herbs

 

All Day Tuna

Tuna is another one of those all day foods, that just lends well to many recipes and variations.

  • pan seared tuna +avocado +tomatoes +arugula +eggs +whole grain toast
  • grilled tuna +tomatoes +spinach +citrus +whole grain pasta
  • baked tuna +kale +sesame seeds +citrus +soba noodles

 

Mood Food Delivered

All of our mood enhancing seafood is available at our online store. As we say, ‘from shore to door, 3 days fresher than the grocery store’-all of our seafood is delivered right to your door when you schedule it, guaranteed! That’s convenience you need, especially for meal prepping, planning and improving moods.

Show us how you like your mood foods in action. Whether you use these recipe tips or have one of your own that you would like to share-we’d love to hear from you. Post your own Cameron’s Seafood dish on Instagram and tag us @cameronsseafoodonline. We’re also on Facebook and Twitter, we look forward seeing your creations.

About the author

Patterson Watkins is a professional chef with over 17 years of experience. With a robust career in restaurants, contract dining and catering (including 4 Summer Olympic posts preparing food for the athletes!) Patterson joined the Cameron's Seafood team at the end of 2018 to concoct some delicious recipes with our premium seafood items as the centerpiece.

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