If your mood tends to determine what you eat, especially if feeling sad or mad drives you right to the cookie jar or the fridge—take heart.
Rather than letting your emotions or stress hold sway over what you eat, eat so that you don’t feel those emotions so strongly.
Over at Blue Zones, longevity expert Dan Buettner traveled the world to find the communities with the most people who live to 100. No matter where in the world, the centenarians he encountered followed mostly plant-based diets and—this is key—lived lives that managed to keep stress at bay.
So try these five recipes based on power foods that will help to improve your mood.