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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: <p>By Sarah Crow</p><p>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.</p><p>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 <a href="http://www.eatthis.com/worst-carbs-in-america">The 22 Worst Carbs in America.</a></p>

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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