Tips for Using Food to Boost Your Mood
There are many ways to perk up a plummeting mood, everything from journaling to taking a walk to taking a nap to listening to your favorite tunes. But you might not realize that the very thing you do about five times a day also can sweeten your sour feelings: Eating. Food fuels our bodies. And like the gas powering your car, “the quality of [your] fuel…dictates output,” said Angela Lemond, RDN, CSP, LD, a registered dietitian nutritionist and spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Here’s how you can use food for happier results.