Beat the Winter Blahs: 10 Surprising Mood Boosters

Say bye-bye to the blues with these simple strategies (11 Photos)

Brenda Kearns on Jan 18, 2011 at 2:02PM

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Beat the Winter Blahs: 10 Surprising Mood Boosters

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Capsaicin, the zesty compound that gives hot peppers their zing, can stimulate a rush of feel-good endorphins in the brain, erasing a funky mood in as little as two minutes, say researchers at the University of Texas.

Smile-Inducing Strategy: Jazz up your next meal with at least three slices of pickled peppers, one tablespoon of fresh jalapeno or a half a teaspoon of hot sauce.

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