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40 Foods that Boost Happiness

Eat This, Not That! Logo By Sarah Crow of Eat This, Not That! | Slide 1 of 41: 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. (Which is particularly important for those of us suffering from the winter blues.) So, before you dive headfirst into another value meal, add these foods that boost happiness to your menu.And if you're looking for more ways to boost your mood, make sure you're not eating any of the 100 Foods So Unhealthy They're Evil!

40 Foods that Boost Happiness

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. (Which is particularly important for those of us suffering from the winter blues.) So, before you dive headfirst into another value meal, add these foods that boost happiness to your menu.

And if you're looking for more ways to boost your mood, make sure you're not eating any of the 100 Foods So Unhealthy They're Evil!

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