Do happy foods exist? Can eating them make you happy? We’re not talking about the temporary comfort of curling up on the couch with a half-gallon of ice cream and a spoon.
Researchers have long documented links between food and mood—there are chemical properties in certain foods that can help us beat the blues and feel more satisfied, refreshed and awake. Take charge of your health and outlook by incorporating these seven energy-boosting, mood elevating foods into you and your family’s daily regimen. Of course, macaroni and cheese, pizza and cookies aren’t on our list. But don’t worry—chocolate makes an appearance!