IF YOU'RE... HEARTBROKEN
WHAT YOU WANT
Pizza, fries… all the yummy, yet heavy stuff. ‘It’s instinct to reach for these when you’re feeling down,’ says Smith. ‘They temporarily boost serotonin, the neurotransmitter that makes you feel on top of the world.’ But remember, the comedown is a real bummer.
WHAT YOU NEED
Instead of temporarily blunting your blues with a lasagne binge, reach for foods that will help you get out of the dumps for good. Bananas (which we magically transform into dessert, see right) contain magnesium, a healthier serotonin-booster than can help improve your mood long-term.
YOUR HAPPY SNACK
In a blender, combine one frozen, sliced banana with ½ cup almond milk and 1 tablespoon peanut butter. Blend until smooth, then top with dark chocolate chips. Eat immediately, or freeze for 30 minutes for a firmer consistency.