6 New Ways to Boost Your Mood with Food

Even crave-worthy foods have their place in a mood-boosting eating plan.

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Is your diet making you grumpy?

by Naomi Freundlich

Anyone who has ever reached for a sugary snack when stressed out or feeling grouchy knows that the solace you get is fleeting: a few minutes of satisfaction followed by the inevitable blood-sugar crash, with added irritability to boot. And, in general, the modern Western diet—high in processed and fried foods, simple carbs, sugars and unhealthy fats—can set you up for depression, anxiety, and mood swings, a recent study has discovered.

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