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50 Foods That Make You Happy

Eat This, Not That! Logo By © Provided by Eat This, Not That! of Eat This, Not That! | Slide 1 of 51: By Sarah CrowFortunately, there are plenty of foods with proven mood-boosting benefits that can help you get happier and healthier with every bite. Our brains and our bodies can often feel like they’re operating on two different wavelengths: sometimes, your body tells you to take a nap when your brain knows you’ve still got work to do, or your belly just screams for a candy bar when your brain definitely knows better. However, when it comes to our mood, our food choices and our feelings go hand-in-hand more often than you might think.While a greasy plate of fries or sugary snack may temporarily alleviate a bad mood, long-term happiness is rarely doled out at a drive-thru. Fortunately, there are plenty of foods with proven mood-boosting benefits that can help you get happier and healthier with every bite. So, before you dive headfirst into another value meal, add these happiness-promoting foods to your menu. And when you do indulge those junk food cravings, just make sure they aren’t on the list of The 22 Worst Carbs in America.

50 Foods That Make You Happy

By Sarah Crow

Fortunately, there are plenty of foods with proven mood-boosting benefits that can help you get happier and healthier with every bite. Our brains and our bodies can often feel like they’re operating on two different wavelengths: sometimes, your body tells you to take a nap when your brain knows you’ve still got work to do, or your belly just screams for a candy bar when your brain definitely knows better. However, when it comes to our mood, our food choices and our feelings go hand-in-hand more often than you might think.

While a greasy plate of fries or sugary snack may temporarily alleviate a bad mood, long-term happiness is rarely doled out at a drive-thru. Fortunately, there are plenty of foods with proven mood-boosting benefits that can help you get happier and healthier with every bite. So, before you dive headfirst into another value meal, add these happiness-promoting foods to your menu. And when you do indulge those junk food cravings, just make sure they aren’t on the list of The 22 Worst Carbs in America.

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