Best Foods to Eat for Your Mood—and a Few Bad Ones


Mood buster: Cupcakes

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These treats may not be as sweet as they look. A large helping of sugar and white flour, says Gans, will give you a cheap thrill as your blood sugar soars, followed by a headachy, moody crash when it plummets. Same goes for doughnuts, cookies, and similar high-sugar treats. Satisfy your sweet tooth with a fruit parfait or a piece of dark chocolate for dessert.

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