7 Foods for Winter Blues

By Healthy Living Editors
1/12/2013 10:53:55 AM

Winter's gray days and long nights can leave you feeling tired and unmotivated. Whether you struggle with Seasonal Affective Disorder or you're just a little down, head to your pantry for a pick-me-up. These seven natural and organic foods can help you boost your mood and eat away the winter blues.

Dark chocolate - It's good for your mood- in moderation, of course. Dark chocolate contains Phenylethylamine (that's a mouthful), the same feel-good endorphin that's released when people fall in love. Try some natural orange peels covered in dark chocolate; the immune-boosting vitamin C is an added perk.

Rosemary - This aromatic herb has been shown to make you feel more content and increase awareness - it's also chock full of health-boosting essential vitamins. Add some Simply Organic Rosemary Leaf to your favorite dishes or take the herb as a supplement.

Whole Wheat Bread - Start your day with whole grains. Complex carbohydrates found in whole grains help you stay full longer, so you feel satisfied and relaxed, not hungry and irritable. Try baking your own whole wheat bread with Bob's Red Mill Whole Wheat Bread Mix - learning something new feels good too.

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