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 It’s that time of year,  Valentine’s Day, when your mind is stimulated by hearts and flowers, pink and red colors, love letters and notions of “I love you.” The air feels lighter and warm fuzzy feelings abound. What an intriguing concept—one day of the year, labeled “Valentine’s Day,” can bring these feelings of happiness, love and connectedness simply because it’s been labeled the day of love. What if we could consistently experience the feeling of love and happiness every day of the year? Lucky for us, there are foods that can create happiness and a positive mood through their naturally occurring compounds (or phytonutrients) that stimulate happy receptors in our bodies and minds.

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