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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Citrus

Whether you’re feeling drowsy, depressed, or convinced that a cold is coming on, citrus is your new best friend. Sniffing oranges, lemons, grapefruit, etc, is a proven pick-me-up and eating these delicious fruits can help reduce stress and increase your happiness. Since we tend to associate citrus with clean and fresh smells, surrounding yourself with these fruits can have a cleansing and purifying effect on your mind.

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Here's What to Say (& What Not to Say) If You See Signs of Dementia in a Loved One

Talking to them about it may be uncomfortable, but it's important not to put it off.

Tackling the issue of dementia when it affects someone near and dear is very difficult, and it is hard to know how to discuss the subject with your affected loved one. However, it is important not to put it off. Just try to make sure it is a gentle encounter — for both of you.

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