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," which stands for 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 this winter.
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