Feeling Sad? 13 All-Natural Ways to Boost Your Mood and Feel Happier Every Day

Try these doctor-approved mood-boosters that'll blast away the blues -- without meds! (14 Photos)

Brenda Kearns on May 11, 2012 at 4:49PM

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Feeling Sad? 13 All-Natural Ways to Boost Your Mood and Feel Happier Every Day

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Have Some Cider

Sipping a mug of hot apple cider reduces edginess and tension for up to 76 percent of women within five minutes, says neurologist Alan Hirsch, M.D., author of Life’s A Smelling Success. Credit goes to cider’s sweet, tangy aroma -- it stimulates nerve clusters in the brain that can soothe and relax your entire central nervous system.

Try this: Not a cider fan? You’ll get the same zen-like feeling by lighting an apple-scented candle or setting out a bowl of fresh apple potpourri, says Dr. Hirsch.

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