6 New Ways to Boost Your Mood with Food
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 diethigh in processed and fried foods, simple carbs, sugars and unhealthy fatscan set you up for depression, anxiety, and mood swings, a recent study has discovered.