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Good news! You can eat dark chocolate that contains at least 70 percent cocoa to combat depression! The chemicals in dark chocolate release seratonin, 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.