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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Sugar

When you consume refined sugar, whether it’s in the form of simple carbohydrates such as cookies or in soda and candy, it can lead to weight gain, mood swings, skin issues, and a general dip in your mental health and stability. Sugar can cause insulin resistance and inflammation in your body, which can leave your immune system vulnerable and lead to depression.

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