Sometimes noshing can actually help with your problems.You know that stuffing your face to feel better, happier, or calmer usually doesn't work. But in certain cases, noshing can actually help. When life bites, here's how to bite back!
1. You're in a funk:
Eat: Sweet potatoes
When you're feeling low, resist the urge to reach for chips or candy, and bake an orange tater instead. "Sweet potatoes are one of the most nutritious sources of carbohydrates, and when you consume carbs, they create an instant surge in serotonin, a feel-good chemical that lifts mood," says Lyssie Lakatos, R.D., co-author of The Secret To Skinny. And thanks to the fiber in the tubers, the carbs will enter your blood stream at a more gradual rate, helping keep your energy level stable. Read: You won't crash later and revert to being a grumpy pants, as can happen after a peanut butter cup binge.
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2. You can't sleep:
This Middle Eastern dip may help you dive into a