Study finds "You are what you eat" more than just a saying

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Whether you're more of an introvert or an extrovert it probably shows through your go-to snack. (KFSN)

Whether you're more of an introvert or an extrovert it probably shows through your go-to snack. A university in Austria found that personality traits don't stem from what you do but what you eat.

A new study of nearly one thousand participants shows that this statement, "You are what you eat," holds true. The data proved that people who enjoyed bitter tastes like black coffee, radishes, and tonic water were more likely to be sadistic, vain, and antisocial.

This means that food and drinks affect your actions. If you need a pick-me-up at work, add a dash of cinnamon to your coffee. A study found that even the smell of this spice decreased frustration.

Knockout nutty thoughts with walnuts. They look like a brain and they help it. Just one ounce of heart-healthy walnuts contain a high dose of zinc and tryptophan, an amino acid that affects your mood, memory, and sociability.

And no surprise here-- a diet filled with processed food feeds into mood swings and aids in developing depression. Eating whole foods with omega three's found in salmon and soybeans is the best way to fight against stressful thoughts.

And if you're feeling extra anxious, take a bite of something sweet to calm your nerves. Those snickers commercials are correct in suggesting you take notice of cravings and satisfy them. The antioxidants in chocolate, milk or dark, help reduce symptoms of anxiety.
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