10 Foods That Can Wreck Your Mood

Don't let popular sweeteners and breakfast favorites ruin your happiness.

December 14, 2011
Don't Let These Foods Bring You Down
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Food is a major part of our lives, but everything you're swigging, dipping, chomping down on, and sipping could be leading you straight into a funk. These days, Americans are eating a lot of Unhappy Meals. Everyday foods void of important nutrients, minerals, and healthy fats are also laden with jaw-dropping levels of sugar and dangerous fats that research has linked to depression. The stress of modern-day life makes it easier to cave in to the temptations of what psychiatrist Drew Ramsey, MD, coauthor of The Happiness Diet, calls MAD--the Modern American Diet.

Avoid the following 10 foods that can wreck your mood--brought to you by the creators of The Happiness Diet--and you'll be on the fast track to a happier body and mind!

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