The 19 Best Foods for Health and Happiness

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Apples

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America’s favorite fruit contains the mighty flavonoid quercetin, an antioxidant that may act as a natural antihistamine and block substances that cause allergy symptoms, according to an article in the Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents. Be sure to eat the skin, too, so you’re not peeling away the majority of the quercetin.

Walnuts

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Walnuts are one of the richest dietary sources of serotonin, a chemical in your noggin that helps create calm and happiness. Providing new evidence that serotonin may be directly absorbed from food into the body, a recent Spanish study found that those who ate a daily one-ounce combo of walnuts, hazelnuts, and almonds had more of this feel-good substance than a nut-free group.

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