1. Germinated brown rice
Germinated brown rice is rich in gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), which helps us to relax and can improve our mood. The amount of GABA in germinated brown rice was found to be 10 times more than that in milled white rice and twice that of regular brown rice.
Carbohydrates are important to ensure a stable amount of glucose in the blood throughout the day, as your brain needs glucose for concentration. Not having enough glucose in our blood can make us feel tired and grumpy. Healthy sources of carbohydrates include whole grains, vegetables, fruits, legumes and low-fat dairy.