IF YOU'RE... HEART­BRO­KEN

Cosmopolitan (Australia) - - Body -

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

Break-up Ice-Cream

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.

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