When you're feeling down, chocolate chip cookies and your mom's warm apple pie are the only things that can console your emotions, right? Wrong. Indulging in emotional eating can actually trigger feelings of depression. Instead, start eating a balanced diet of whole grains, lean protein, non-fat dairy and lots of veggies and fruit to boost your mood and increase your energy! Plus complex carbs, like oatmeal, help reduce feelings of depression and anxiety by triggering the release of the brain chemical serotonin, states CBS News.