7 Foods to Banish Winter Blues

Packed with omega-3 fatty acids, eating walnuts can help reduce feelings of sadness, pessimism and anxiety. (Image courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.net)

Packed with omega-3 fatty acids, eating walnuts can help reduce feelings of sadness, pessimism and anxiety. (Image courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.net)

Less sunlight got you feeling down? Try adding these foods to your diet for a wintertime pick-me-up (via Care2.com):

  1. Dark chocolate. It’s good for your mood– in moderation, of course. That’s because dark chocolate contains phenylethylamine, the same feel-good endorphin that’s released when you fall in love.
  2. Rosemary. This aromatic herb has been shown to make you feel more content and increase awareness – it’s also chock full of essential vitamins. Try adding some to a chicken, pasta or rice dishes, or taking it as a daily supplement.Continue Reading …
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