There is no doubt that a healthy diet is super important for our overall health, but we are often unaware of additional benefits, such as the fact that what we eat directly affects our mood. The truth is that we can feel more positive about facing the day if we include certain foods in our diet that raise serotonin and endorphin levels, known as “the hormones of happiness”.
Do you know what these foods are? The OMG crew is going to explain how certain foods make your day better and those that can make it worse, so you can make your own happy diet accordingly, acknowledging everything.
The connection between what we eat and how we feel is easily verified, since when we are happy, our appetite tends to increase, whereas, if we are negative or sad, the appetite diminishes; although there are also times when the opposite effect can happen and we binge.
Foods that provide energy and positivity: foods high in tryptophan (substance that facilitates the increase of serotonin):
- Dairy products
- Sunflower seeds
- Legumes, such as beans or chickpeas
- Dark chocolate
- Fruits such as blueberries, blackberries, strawberries and peaches
Negative foods that affect our mood:
- Refined sugar
- Trans fats, aka, junk food, such as chips.
In addition to good nutrition: sports and healthy eating for a healthy mind. It’s important to do physical activity frequently. Endorphin levels also increase with exercise, so it is advisable to combine a healthy diet and stay active at the same time.