How to be happier by eating smarter - Sarah Hadgkiss

February 02, 2016 0 Comments

Are you happy? I am sure we can all agree that we want our family, as well as ourselves, to feel happy as much as possible, true?

With all the stress of daily tasks, juggling schedules and just plain hectic lifestyles, it is easy to feel a little overwhelmed or down.

This is not your fault and it is very common, I think you are amazing and believe you deserve a medal with all that you do!

Did you know that you can potentially feel happier by incorporating certain foods in your diet?

There is a certain chemical that can help you, it’s called Serotonin.

What is Serotonin?

Serotonin is an amazing chemical, produced naturally by your body to help you feel happy, accomplished and energetic.

It is the chemical that contributes most to your feeling of well-being.

Not having enough Serotonin in your system can lead to mood imbalances, negative feelings and even depression.

As you age, the levels of Serotonin in your brain decreases, and this could impact your happiness and well-being. So, it is important that you do everything possible to be able to help your body increase and maintain levels of Serotonin.

One of the best ways to do this is by focussing on the foods you eat.

There are proven lists of foods that are known to boost Serotonin in the body. In this article, I will go through a list of foods that, if made part of your diet, will assist you to increase and maintain your Serotonin levels.

Here is the list:

 

1) Eggs, cheese, and tofu

Protein-laden foods rank high on this list. Of this group, eggs and cheese are two of the best foods you can have to naturally contribute to your body’s ability to boost Serotonin.

 

2) Pineapple, nuts and seeds

The best vegetarian foods you could possibly have in order to boost your Serotonin levels are pineapples, nuts and seeds.

All three of these wonder-foods are able to naturally regulate and increase your feelings of happiness and wellbeing.

A daily serve of these three foods is bound to work wonders within days.

3) Salmon and turkey

The two highest non-vegetarian foods on the list happen to be two of the most versatile. Salmon and turkey lend themselves to multiple ways of cooking, from grills to roasts, to bakes, or even just sliced in sandwiches.

Having these foods as part of a balanced diet in a great way to maintain a healthy diet as well as boost your body’s ability to maintain and increase Serotonin naturally.

 

When combined with regular exercise and a balanced lifestyle, these foods can really change the way you feel over time. Best of all, they are versatile, everyday foods that you can incorporate into many of your daily recipes.

 

 

Sarah

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