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Foods That Boost Your Mood

December 2, 20139 min
When you're feeling blue or overly anxious, reaching for certain foods have been shown to be just as (if not more) beneficial than medication.It's in the middle of the afternoon and you've just snapped at a coworker, for no reason. What just happened? Crankiness can be a sign of your body needing fuel. and can be fulfilled with a quick fix of peanut butter and apples. Sometimes worrying about deadlines at work, your relationships at home can consume your daily tasks and interfere with your happiness. Omega-3 Fatty Acids have been shown to lower depression.When you're feeling blue or overly anxious reaching for certain foods have been shown to be just as (if not more) beneficial than medication. Doctors believe that by substituting foods that you have been eating, like fried or processed foods for healthier foods can help with your mood.Dr. Brierly Wright, MS, RD shares foods that help boost your mood and why they are beneficial to your health.

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