Foods That Lift Your Mood
Olive oil, salad tomatoes
A Mediterranean Diet
Debbie Mandel, author of Addicted to Stress: A Woman's 7-Step Program to Reclaim Joy and Spontaneity in Life, says there are certain foods you can eat that will help alleviate stress. One of the easiest ways to reduce stress and be mentally and physically healthy is to follow a low-fat, Mediterranean diet, she says. Staples of the diet include:
  • A lot of fruits, vegetables and other plant-based foods
  • Little red meat
  • Fish several times a week
  • Healthy fats such as olive oil
  • Wine in moderation
  • Low-fat dairy products, primarily yogurt and cheese