We all know that comfort foods can be a misnomer; calorie-packed mac ‘n cheese, french fries and cheesecakes take their toll on your energy level and your metabolism. However, there are some foods that can fix your feelings without adversely affecting your health. Watch this clip to see the benefits of adding asparagus, lemons and to your diet. 

Here are some additional foods to boost your mood:

  • Salmon – rich in vitamin D that boosts levels of serotonin, a key neurotransmitter affecting mood.
  • Oatmeal – rich in soluble fiber, that helps to regulate blood sugar levels. A perfect morning pick-me-up if you wake up on the wrong side of the bed feeling irritable and cranky.

Will you ever feel comfortable in your own skin? That is, if you don't make an effort to protect it? Although 64% of adults do report wearing sunscreen when outside for prolonged periods of time, it turns out that only about 10% of people surveyed actually protect themselves daily, according to a recent review.

No matter what your skin tone is, unless you live in a cave with no sunlight, daily protection with either sunscreen, sunblock or protective clothing can not only protect you from developing sunburns (ouch!) but can significantly reduce your risk of developing skin cancer, particularly the deadliest type called melanoma. In addition, for those of you wanting to keep your youthful looks, daily sunscreen has been shown to reduce the development of wrinkles. A great teacher once told me that the best way to not have wrinkles is not to get them in the first place (think of how much money you can save on useless creams that claim to diminish wrinkles).

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