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6 Foods for a Better Mood

You've heard the saying, "you are what you eat" throughout your life.

Is this actually true? Or just some clever advertisement to get you to buy healthy foods?

Put it to the test.

If you were to stop right now and acknowledge how you're feeling, what would you say? Have you ever considered that what you're eating could directly affect the way that you're feeling?

Foods can actually make a big difference in the way you feel.

Take coffee, for example. Did you know that Americans get more of their antioxidants from coffee than anything else?

According to the Archives of Internal Medicine, coffee drinkers have been shown to have lower depression levels than those who don't drink coffee. Now make a note, this doesn't include your heavy dose of International Delight coffee creamer or your three spoonfuls of sugar.

Spicy foods have also been shown to release endorphins, a brain chemical produced during excitement, exercise or pain.

What are some other foods that can cause a boost in your mood?

Dr. Mike shares six foods that can lift your spirits and exactly why you should be adding these foods to your daily eating routine.

6 Foods For a Better Mood:
  • Coffee
  • Spicy Foods
  • Fruits and Veggies
  • Dark Chocolate
  • Curcumin (tumeric)
  • Yogurt