7 Foods That’ll Help Keep You Happier in the Winter

Written by Grace & Silas

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Does winter make you sad? Well, one of the reasons for this is because you’re experiencing lower levels of Vitamin D since you’re getting less sun (sun exposure gives you Vitamin D).

And to have a regular intake of this vitamin, and boost your mood, there are certain foods you can eat.

So check these out and let us know what you think!

Quick Tip

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Dark Chocolate

Dark chocolate boosts the production of endorphins in your body, a chemical that makes you happy. So make sure to add this as an easy snack during your day.


One of the yummiest foods and great for the winter blues, it not only makes you feel good but it’s great for your health. Being one of the best sources of Vitamin D, it comes with lots of variety. So try fishes like salmon, sardines, and herring.

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Egg Yolks

These are loaded with lots of nutrients. The yolks contain minerals, vitamins, and fats—a great way to have your daily intake of Vitamin D (if the chickens are pasture-raised.)


Made up of monounsaturated fats that are packed with a high amount of Omega-3 fatty acids, avocados will help your brain be more productive and destress. Regular intake of these nutrients is good for your mental health.


So many of us love cheese, and what better way to boost your mood than to get your Vitamin D and eat something delicious?


Nuts are a great snack for this season. Rich in Omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants, they help in combating lower moods and aiding your health.

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Dark Leafy Greens

Dark leafy greens, such as spinach, are high in magnesium. Now, magnesium plays a big role in helping with your cognitive functioning, so make sure to have plenty of this.

If you find yourself feeling down this winter, then make sure to stock up on these foods. You’ll feel so much better!


Meet Silas & Grace

Silas and Grace always had a passion for travel. So in 2016, they started Chasing Foxes as an independent income source. 4 months after launch, they were making enough money from their blog to travel full-time, and in the past 5 years, they’ve been able to encourage others in their blogging journeys too. Learn more about Silas & Grace.

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