New Study Says the Excessively Rich Aren't Any Happier. So Who Is?

Healthy People Are Happy People

And healthy people are certainly happy people. When you feel crappy, it's hard to focus on anything but that and searching for serenity and peace is often much more difficult when you're plagued with illness. That's where your diet comes in. Your diet is your daily medicine and it should be treated as such.

"What you eat can affect your mood and how well your brain works," says Judith Wurtman, Ph.D., a former Massachusetts Institute of Technology research scientist and coauthor of The Serotonin Power Diet. And as long as you're not bingeing or mindlessly munching to soothe yourself, feeding your mood can be healthy and effective.

Foods like oatmeal, avocado, wine, and pistachios are known to promote a sense of well being and calm and walnuts, spinach, and chocolate are all known as serotonin boosting foods.

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