Certain foods are linked not only to increased happiness, but also to greater “eudaemonic” well-being—feelings of engagement, creativity, meaning, and purpose in life.
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For more on this topic, I invite you to watch my video Plant-Based Diets for Improved Mood and Productivity (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/plant-based-diets-for-improved-mood-and-productivity/).
Sadly, there are 20 times more studies published on health and depression than there are on health and happiness. There is growing interest in the so-called positive psychology movement, though. See my Are Happier People Actually Healthier? (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/are-happier-people-actually-healthier) for more.
I mentioned in passing the benefits of exercise for boosting mood, and here is more on maximizing movement: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5TLzNi5fYd8Rb7MOboMPM2H_TKAKRFLt
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-Michael Greger, MD FACLM
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