I bet most of us have reached for comfort foods to try to get us out of a bad mood at some point in our lives. But that cheeseburger or ice cream often makes us feel even worse, not just physically, but worse mentally as well. A series of studies and a recent article in the New York Times shows how certain foods are increasingly being linked to brain health in terms of better moods, but also lower risks of depression and anxiety. Here are some foods you might add to your diet to boost your brain: Colorful fruits and vegetables, like grapes, red peppers, blueberries, and broccoli; leafy green vegetables, like spinach and kale; seafood, such as oysters and salmon; nuts, beans and seeds; fermented foods, like yogurt and sauerkraut; and dark chocolate.
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