The foods that make up our diet can have a profound effect on our day-to-day lives, and I don’t just mean that junk food can make you fat. From co-author of The Happiness Diet, Drew Ramsey M.D. lists these 10 foods to improve your mood and keep your brain and body healthy.
1. Dark Chocolate
Everyone knows that reaching for a chocolate bar makes you feel better, but there is science to back up those cravings. Not only will chocolate improve your mood, but it will also improve blood flow, focus and clarity. To keep your chocolate consumption strictly as a mood aid, reach for dark chocolate instead of a milk chocolate alternative. Quality dark chocolate will have a higher concentration of the active ingredient cocoa and therefore be more effective without packing on extra calories for your day.