Here are some foods that boost the brain’s feel good neurotransmitters.
Nutrition expert Christa Oreechio shares some great snack and food tips that help boost mood and make us happy.
And who doesn’t love to be happy?
Many people just don’t make the connection between how they feel and what they eat. Most folks are just not nutrition experts, and the media often gives conflicting, confusing information. This makes many people want to give up and eat whatever.
Christa shares some good tips for improving brain function and happiness. Check out the list of mood boosting food combinations below.
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Foods to Boost Happiness
Here is a list of mood improving foods. Many of our neurotransmitters are produced in the gut. Neurotransmitters are brain chemicals and messengers.
- Nuts, especially walnuts. They are a good source of omega 3 fatty acids.
- Fish oil is an even better source of omega 3 fatty acids because it contain EPA and DHA, no conversion is needed by the body. Most veg sources of omega 3 contain ALA, which needs to be converted in the body, which doesn’t always work well.
- Pastured eggs are on the mood boosting list. Pastured eggs vary from regular eggs, in that, they do not contain the antibiotics and hormones that are fed to regular production chickens. The birds also have room to roam in the great outdoors, instead of living in a factory.
- Cashews and bananas together are nature’s Happy Drug. When you eat these two healthy food together, it produces tryptophan (an amino acid), which the body turns into serotonin. A feel good neurotransmitter in the brain.
- Chocolate or cacao as it’s called in health food circles, just not the kind that is loaded with sugar and other junk. It is a good source of magnesium, which helps the mind and body relax.
- Seaweed is one food that is becoming more popular and widely known as a health food. It is a good source of iodine, which is used in the production of thyroid hormone.
- Lentils and beans
Look for organic sources of these foods, when possible.
Digestive Issues and Mood
If you have digestive issues, you are going to have mood issues. If you suffer from gas, bloating, indigestion, acid reflux, constipation, it makes it very difficult to be happy indeed. Getting rid of junk food and gravitating toward a healthier diet, like the alkaline diet has helped many people with gut issues.