Healthy foods are not always the best foods to heal emotional discomfort. What the body is craving are complex carbohydrates like potatoes, whole wheat bread, bananas and walnuts. One of the healthiest green vegetables to consume when you feel low is spinach, as it contains serotonin to improve mood. In addition, the banana is rich in potassium, lowers blood pressure, and provides the much needed energy reserves that are depleted during emotional discomfort. Walnuts contain monounsaturated fats, which are beneficial for heart and brain health.

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