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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Fried Food

Fried chicken, French fries, burgers, and chips are extremely popular and addictive. The problem with this type of junk food is that the high levels of MSG, sodium, and unhealthy fat can lead to consuming way more than you intended to and then feeling horrible when the short-lived high runs out. Binging on these types of snacks can lead to water retention, bloat, heart problems, dangerously high levels of fat around the mid-section, and a general feeling of sluggishness and malaise.

Watch: How to Make Healthy Fried Chicken

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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