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Foods to Help You Feel Better

6 ways to add mood-boosting foods to your diet.

3. Don’t go crazy with caffeine.

Caffeine can increase irritability a couple of ways.

  • If the caffeine you consume later in the day disrupts your nighttime sleeping, you are likely to be cranky and exhausted until you get a good night’s rest.
  • Caffeine can also bring on a burst or two of energy, often ending with a spiral into fatigue.

Some people are more sensitive than others to the troublesome effects of caffeine. If you are sensitive to caffeine, decrease the amount of coffee, tea, and sodas you drink to see if this helps uplift your mood and energy level, particularly in the latter part of the day.

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Reviewed on May 25, 2011

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