Make Smart Food Choices

Foods loaded with sugar and carbohydrates can cause major spikes in your energy—followed by major crashes. So while you may feel chipper for a few hours, the after effect of consuming poor quality foods can leave you feeling irritable and grumpy.

Adding more nutritious foods to your diet (and reducing the amount of processed foods you consume) can boost your mood at meal time. Plus, you’ll feel the good mood effects for much longer than if you had a sugary or carb-heavy dish.

Do you fizzle out while working out? Consume more legumes. Are you dragging through the work day? Eat some blood-sugar stabilizing quinoa. Are you feeling stressed? Grab a handful of walnuts to help restore your sense of calm.

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