Good news: You can eat dark chocolate that contains at least 70 percent cocoa to combat depression! (It has these five other superfood powers, too.) The chemicals in dark chocolate release serotonin, a brain chemical that helps maintain mood and balance. Studies show that eating 1 to 2 ounces of dark chocolate a day over the course of two weeks can improve your mood. But don’t go overboard—chocolate is high in calories! Get your fix with a piece of Chocolate Lover’s Pizza.
Skim milk, low-fat Greek yogurt and low-fat cheese have the calcium, vitamin D and proteins that help raise brain levels of dopamine, which boosts alertness and mood. Do your body and mind good with a healthy snack of Grapes with Lemon-Honey Yogurt.`