Boosting Your Mood With Foods That Help You Feel Happier and Productive

    During American Heart Month, the American Heart Association supports breaking the cycle of bad food choices leading to a poor mood and lack of energy. Emily Cutler takes that approach when setting nutrition goals for her patients. Cutler is a registered dietitian for Mercy in St. Louis, working with people one on one. Cutler relies on research to advise mood-boosting foods based on the connection from the gut to the brain. The goal is to recommend a diet that can uplift your mood, increase energy and daily productivity, and hopefully increase motivation to exercise. Cutler discusses ways to break the bad mood, bad food cycle which is also be a problem for people suffering from seasonal affective disorder.