A Quick Way to Boost Your Mood

madness-illo-1_300If you regularly find yourself feeling sluggish and bummed in the early-to-mid afternoon, it’s probably because that’s typically when your levels of serotonin (a brain chemical that helps regular mood) takes a nosedive, according to Eric Braverman, a New York City-based physician.

To beat the blues (while regulating your blood sugar, too!), have a small snack that’s rich in mood-boosting B vitamins and complex carbohydrates—think a small bowl of yogurt mixed with whole-grain cereal.

See more healthy snack ideas.

COMMENTS

  1. Washington, DC

    Great tip. I will definitely try the whole grain cereal and see how well it works for me…

    December 27, 2013 at 12:36 pm
  2. furinoland

    “To beat the blues (which regulating your blood sugar, too!)”

    really, no grammar check?

    December 30, 2013 at 3:20 pm
  3. Rachel Stein

    Fixed, thanks!

    January 2, 2014 at 10:01 am
  4. Anne

    I also think you meant serotonin helps “regulate” mood.

    January 7, 2014 at 5:17 pm

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