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 10 mood- and energy-boosting foods…

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. (Here are more Incredible Health Benefits of Fish).

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Julie Ching, MS, RDN, CDE

Julie Ching, MS, RDN, CDE

Julie Ching is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator in Los Angeles. She decided to become a Dietitian after traveling through Europe, South America, and Asia and discovered a passion for food. She now works with people of all ages and varying disease states to improve their health. She is passionate about teaching people about nutrition so they can live their best life while still considering their cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.

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