Want an instant mood boost? Head for the nearest farmers’ market! A study in the journal Neuron found just seeing all the displays of colorful fruits and vegetables, fresh-baked goods, and homemade pickles, jams, and cheeses will produce a spike in feel-good dopamine in your body. Add in the chance to chat with vendors and your fellow shoppers, and that’ll provide an instant mood boost, whether you’re buying, or just browsing. Wandering through a farmers’ market packed with fresh foods also encourages healthy eating habits.
So, if you want an instant mood boost, visit a farmers’ market! If there are no farmer’s markets in your area due to the cold weather try giving your local grocery store’s produce department a stroll.