The Best Foods to Eat (and Avoid) to Improve Your Mood

Find out what to eat to feel your best.

The Best Foods to Eat (and Avoid) to Improve Your Mood

By Reina Berger

Feeling lethargic and cranky lately? Your diet may be to blame. What you consume can impact how you feel in a number of different ways. Let's explore which foods to eat and which to avoid to bring on the joy and banish the blues.


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Chocolate

This may not come as a shock to you, but chocolate really can improve your mood. The key is choosing the right kind and keeping moderation in mind. Experts recommend eating 1.4 ounces of dark chocolate daily to help reduce stress and improve your mood. While it’s not exactly clear why this food tends to help, many believe antioxidants are to thank for the extra pep in your step.

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