Ever wonder why you crave that big bowl of pasta or a perfectly toasted bagel when you’re stressed? Carbohydrates increase the amount of the neurotransmitter serotonin in your blood; as a result, you feel happy. However, it’s important to choose your carbohydrates wisely. Refined flour and excess sugar can cause a high followed by a crash. We suggest choosing whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and legumes that have a healthy dose of fiber. These foods will leave you feeling fuller longer with no sudden energy crash. So trade in your refined grains for whole grains and you’ll see the difference!