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    The Best Get-Happy Foods

    Fight stress and depression with five nutrient-buffed snacks



    Sorry, ice cream isn't on the list! But the following foods do have nutrients that can help fight stress and depression, says Elizabeth Somer, RD, author of Eat Your Way to Happiness.

    Food: Oranges, lemons and other citrus fruits
    Mood-Boosting Ingredient: Vitamin C
    This vitamin helps you cope better in stressful times by lowering your levels of stress hormones. If you get a lot regularly, you'll feel calmer during tough situations.

    Food: Nuts
    Mood-Boosting Ingredients: Vitamin E, arginine (an amino acid) and magnesium
    A handful of
    nuts will keep you full and satisfied because they have a low glycemic index-which means they don't jack up your blood sugar levels and cause mood swings. It also makes you feel good to eat something that seems decadent (they're considered a little bit naughty because they're high in fat) but actually has health benefits.

    Food: Leafy greens
    Mood-Boosting Ingredient: Folic Acid
    Research has shown that the folic acid in leafy greens such as kale and spinach can reduce depression and even improve blood flow to the brain. If you're not eating at least one serving per day you're more than likely low in folic acid, so try getting more or consider taking a multivitamin that contains it.

    Food: Salmon
    Mood-Boosting Ingredient: DHA (an
    omega-3 fatty acid)
    The omega-3s in fatty
    fish such as salmon, mackerel and sardines have been found to improve your mood while lowering the risk of depression and age-related memory loss. The depression link is so strong that American Psychiatric Association suggests that anyone taking antidepressants and/or going through therapy also boost her intake of omega 3s.

    Food: Dried cherries
    Mood-Boosting Ingredients: Potassium, magnesium and vitamin C
    These nutrients all work to curb your body's stress response. Dried cherries also keep your brain healthy because they're packed with
    antioxidants (including vitamin C), which prevent damage to your brain cells that can lead to memory problems.

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    oh no, where is chocolate!
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    No cupcakes?

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    Peach cobbler improves my mood fastest.
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    yeah, where's chocolate? specifically, dark chocolate.
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    Mushrooms make me happy.

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    Anything deep fried, yo!

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    Pass the chocolate!

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    i love Hot Tamales. is that a food?

    or a dark milky way.
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    My mom's scratch double chocolate mocha frosting layer cake. Real chocolate, real cream, real fat. Oh lord the trans fats!! But holy hell, if it doesn't make you happy till your ticker gives out....
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    Yea, the OP looks like a diet. That doesn't make me happy.

    Mashed potatoes make me happy.
    Dryers caramel cone crunch makes me happy.
    The steak salad I made for dinner made me REALLY happy.
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    Freshly cooked crispy bacon...

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    bacon sandwich. mmmmm

    also, grey goose pear vodka with soda water and a wedge of lemon.
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    Phad Thai makes me happy. Especially with extra crushed peanuts.

    Also any food that I like that someone else either:

    buys for me or
    prepares for me so I do not have to do it myself.
    Don't slap me, cause I'm not in the mood!

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