Researchers at the Nestlé Research Center in Switzerland discovered in 2012 that dark chocolate reduces stress chemicals like cortisol, which enhances your mood.
A 2013 British Journal of Psychiatry study found that vitamin D deficiency leads to depression. Vitamin D is abundant in meals like salmon.
Canned sardines are a good alternative to salmon if you find the fish too difficult to cook. Vitamins D, B3, and B12, in addition to omega-3, can be found in abundance.
Eggs have earned a bad rap for years, although egg yolks are high in vitamins D, B2, and B12. Put them in a salad or make a veggie omelet.
Rather than chips, nibble on walnuts. This delectable treat is packed of magnesium, which fights stress and sadness.
Irritated? Eat asparagus! This green vegetable contains vitamin B folate (folic acid). Studies suggest that depressed patients have inadequate folate.
As a rich source of omega-3, flax seeds raise the body's serotonin levels, a neurotransmitter that promotes positive emotions.
Milk is good for your bones, and the vitamin D it has can help you feel better during the winter.
We all know spinach will make you strong like Popeye, but it'll also perk you up. Why? Because it has magnesium, antioxidants, omega-3, vitamins B9, C, and K.