There are a lot of things that can put you in a foul mood in any given day. Fortunately, we can make a few adjustments to help turn our frown upside down.

According to the Huffington Post, here are 9 SNEAKY REASONS YOU'RE IN A BAD MOOD:




1. You're not getting enough fruits and veggies. Researchers looked at the diets and well-being of 80,000 people in Great Britain, and found that people who ate about seven 80-gram portions of fruits and vegetables a day also had the highest mental well-being, which included factors like happiness, nervousness, feeling "low" and mental disorders.

The fix: Thank goodness for the Internet and its virtually boundless trove of fruit-and-vegetable-loaded recipes.

2. You still haven't seen any sunlight today. In a small study, researchers asked 20 people with low vitamin D levels and symptoms of depression to either go spend more time out in the sun, or to see their doctor. After seven weeks, people encouraged to soak up more rays had fewer depressive symptoms compared with the other participants.

The fix: Take a walk outside!

3. You're dehydrated.  Being just a little bit dehydrated could lead to fatigue, loss of focus and a worse mood when exercising and resting, according to a small study.

The fix: Make sure you're guzzling enough good ol' H2O. The Institute of Medicine recommends 3.7 liters of total beverage intake each day for men and 2.7 liters each day for women. (And yes, this does include other kinds of beverages, like tea, coffee and juices.)




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