Home » Diet and Nutrition News & Advice » Top 10 Foods to Beat Those Winter Blahs

Top 10 Foods to Beat Those Winter Blahs

Cold temperatures and falling snow are often sought after for the holiday season. But come February, once it’s long over, the dark and cold tend to make us feel downright dull and depressed.

It’s no surprise that 25-percent of North Americans from a serious drop in mood and energy during the winter months, developing the “winter blues”—or worse, a case of full-blown seasonal affective disorder (or SAD).

The good news is that you can beat the winter blahs with these ten mood- and energy-boosting foods…

1. Fish

Omega-3s, the good fats so dubbed “essential fatty acids” due to the fact that they are crucial for healthy metabolic function. You can think of fatty fillets of wild salmon, sardines, and anchovies as your winter blues-blasting super heroes.

Next »

We Recommend

More on ActiveBeat

  • 13 Possible Signs of a Brain Tumor Not to Ignore
    Brain tumors can be benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous), but in either case the tumor itself can affect a patient in varying ways.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 12 Incredible Health Benefits of Chia Seeds
    Chia seeds are currently receiving a great deal of attention in the health community, and for good reason!
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 12 Health Benefits of Swimming
    So, you're not really into running -- maybe you have a lower-body injury or perhaps you just don't enjoy doing it as a physical activity -- and you don't own a bike and you aren't...
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 12 Health Facts About Overactive Bladder in Children
    An overworking bladder in a child can be distressing for both the child and you as the parent, as you'll be dealing with frequent trips to the bathroom when you're out and about or...
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 12 Early Signs of the Flu
    Flu season is most prevalent during the cold months of winter, though no one is guaranteed to avoid an influenza infection when the weather starts to warm up.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 15 Signs You May Have a Blood Clot in Your Leg
    They might not sound very life threatening, but a blood clot that develops in the deep veins of your leg, if left untreated and unable to dissolve of its own volition, may detach...
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 15 Telling Symptoms of Liver Damage
    Liver damage can include anything from heredity (i.e., inherited from a family member), toxicity (i.e., due to chemicals or viruses) to a long-term disease (i.e.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 13 Essential Nutrients for Overall Health
    We’re constantly bombarded with information about which nutrients we need to be consuming more of, and their benefits for the body.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 12 Common Signs and Symptoms of Bulimia
    Bulimia nervosa—more commonly referred to as simply bulimia—is an eating disorder and mental health condition in which a person binges foods, and then proceeds to purge it in...
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 12 Interesting Facts About Daylight Saving Time (DST)
    These days, Daylight Saving Time, or DST, is very controversial. Adopted around the world, it requires clocks be set ahead in the spring, and then set back in the fall.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 12 Tips for Building Stronger, Healthier Lungs
    In addition to the heart, brain and liver, the respiratory system, including the lungs, accounts for one of the most important parts of the human body.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Awaken to These 12 Reasons You're Suffering From Insomnia
    It has happened to all of us – some of us more often than others – but even though we've put in a long day, we're staring at the ceiling, wide-awake at 1 a.m.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 12 Common Physical Symptoms of Anorexia Nervosa
    Anorexia nervosa—which is often referred to simply as anorexia—is an eating disorder in which people “have an intense fear of gaining weight,” says WebMD.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Don't Get Feverish About These 12 Facts on the 2018 Flu Season
    The current flu season has been especially tough – and has made headlines, as several fatalities have resulted from it (more than 80-deaths of children have already been blamed...
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 12 Ways to Distinguish Between a Cold, Flu and Pneumonia
    If you're sneezing or have a hacking cough, as well as some other symptoms, you might pass it off as a simple cold. But is it?
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice