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What Do You Know About Mood-Enhancing Foods?

What do you know about food and its effect on your mood? A recent article in the Los Angeles Times outlined a few big myths and truths about food and your mood. Take this quiz to see if you can identify what will put you in a good mood and what won't!

What Do You Know About Mood-Enhancing Foods?

Which of these foods will boost your mood?

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rossy rossy 6 years
Yeah, I have to disagree with the turkey question. I've had similar sides (same amounts) with chicken, beef & fish - But only get sleepy with turkey...-At the end of the day, I think it all depends on the individual (genetics, metabolism, etc.) & what works or doesn't work for them. The foods that lift moods & depress them should NOT be taken as gospel but as guidelines only.-If everyone reacted to various foods & alcohol the same... I would be drinking up a storm & maybe an alcoholic by now - I'm pretty much the only 1 in my family whose body can't tolerate alcohol. HELL! Cops wouldn't need to give me a breathalyzer because it would show in my face - 1, 2 sips of ANY alcohol & I'm flushed in the face & pale over the rest of my body. I absolutely HATE feeling like my head's in a furnace & my body's in an iceberg.
rossy rossy 6 years
Yeah, I have to disagree with the turkey question. I've had similar sides (same amounts) with chicken, beef & fish - But only get sleepy with turkey... - At the end of the day, I think it all depends on the individual (genetics, metabolism, etc.) & what works or doesn't work for them. The foods that lift moods & depress them should NOT be taken as gospel but as guidelines only. - If everyone reacted to various foods & alcohol the same... I would be drinking up a storm & maybe an alcoholic by now - I'm pretty much the only 1 in my family whose body can't tolerate alcohol. HELL! Cops wouldn't need to give me a breathalyzer because it would show in my face - 1, 2 sips of ANY alcohol & I'm flushed in the face & pale over the rest of my body. I absolutely HATE feeling like my head's in a furnace & my body's in an iceberg.
amber512 amber512 6 years
I think what people are forgetting is that the afternoon slump isn't directly after lunch.If you feel sleepy directly after the meal, then yes it was probably due to having a big meal, like with Thanksgiving. But they are talking about feeling a slump around 3 pm or about three-four hours after most people have had lunch.
amber512 amber512 6 years
I think what people are forgetting is that the afternoon slump isn't directly after lunch. If you feel sleepy directly after the meal, then yes it was probably due to having a big meal, like with Thanksgiving. But they are talking about feeling a slump around 3 pm or about three-four hours after most people have had lunch.
kangarue kangarue 6 years
Ditto the first two comments: this is a bogus quiz.
kimmieb124 kimmieb124 6 years
^^Agreed. Plus, are all vegetables high in omega-6's or only certain ones? If it's all, then wouldn't spinach also make you cranky?
michlny michlny 6 years
If you get sleepy b/c of the big meal on Thanksgiving then a big meal at lunch would give you an afternoon slump as well.
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