Eating Tips for Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

By Mira Dessy, Certified Nutrition Educator

As the days get shorter, some people also transition into Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), a form of depression that may affect as many as seven out of ten Americans. Believed to be caused by the reduced exposure to sunlight and a drop in serotonin levels, SAD may be further fueled by our current love affair with coffee and energy drinks (caffeine also suppresses serotonin).

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