You can boost your mood just by changing what you eat! Here's how to de-stress, calm the crankies, and boost your mood by eating right. We found these tips in Woman's World magazine: First: to de-stress: * Sip a cup of black, caffeinated tea! When volunteers were put in anxiety-provoking situations, regular tea drinkers experienced less anxiety than non-tea sippers. * Or crunch a few Brazil nuts! They're loaded with the mineral selenium, which reduces anxiety. In one study, people who ate just TWO Brazil nuts felt less anxious. Other sources of selenium include tuna and whole-grain cereals. ** Next, to calm the crankies: * Bite into a burger! If you're biting people's heads off, you may need more zinc - an ingredient in red meat. Why? USDA nutrition researcher James G. Penland says that zinc helps regulate mood, sleep and appetite. If you're not a burger fan, try other zinc-rich foods, like oysters, crab, and dark-meat turkey. * Or, have a side of sweet potato fries! Eating complex carbs elevates your levels of serotonin - a brain chemical that regulates well-being and calmness. ** ** Finally, if you want a mood boost: * Try some fish! According to Harvard researchers, eating a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids can be as effective as taking antidepressants. That's the chemical found in salmon and other fatty fish. * Or eat a PB&J sandwich! Researchers discovered that the level of folic acid - a B vitamin found in peanut butter - is much lower in people who are depressed. To recap, de-stress with tea and Brazil nuts. Calm the crankies with a burger and sweet potato fries. And boost your mood with fish or peanut butter. And you'll be a happy camper in no time!**