Did you wake up on the wrong side of bed this morning? Or does the very fact that someone asked you whether you woke up on the wrong side of bed cause you to seethe with anger?
We all get those days from time to time where it seems impossible to shift that inexplicably terrible mood that has plagued you for no apparent reason. But fear not; it may be possible to eat your way to a happier state. Here are the foods to snack on when you’re feeling a bit blue.
3 foods that put you in a bad mood…
They may make you feel better at first, but highly caffeinated drinks can cause dehydration in the long run, leave you feeling irritable, jumpy and prone to withdrawal headaches.
The secret is to avoid sugary foods that give an instant pick-me-up, because this will be followed by a sudden slump an energy crash. And with it your mood will go, and you’ll find yourself reaching for the biscuit tin again, continuing the vicious cycle.
Although alcohol can briefly produce a pleasant and relaxed state of the mind, drink too much and (we probably don’t need to tell you this) you’ll feel irritable, moody and anxious tomorrow.
This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR UK.