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Happy hormones and where to find them ๐Ÿค”/how to boost them ๐Ÿ’ช

โ€žYou are what you eatโ€ is so true! ๐Ÿ™‚ Did you know that by eating specific products you can boost your happy hormones? ๐Ÿคฉ
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๐Ÿ”ถ๏ธ 1. Dopamine ๐Ÿ’ฅ
This happy hormone is a neurotransmitter that drives your brainโ€™s reward system ๐Ÿ†
โžก๏ธ To boost it eat lots of protein ๐Ÿฅš, less saturated fat, consume probiotics, excercise ๐Ÿ’ช, listen to music ๐ŸŽถ, get enough sunlight ๐ŸŒž
โžก๏ธ What to eat: dairy foods such as milk ๐Ÿฅ›, cheese ๐Ÿง€ and yogurt, unprocessed meats such as beef ๐Ÿฅฉ, chicken and turkey, Omega-3 rich fish ๐ŸŸ such as salmon and mackerel, eggs ๐Ÿฅš, bananas ๐ŸŒ, almonds, walnuts ๐ŸŒฐ, dark chocolate ๐Ÿซ
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๐Ÿ”ถ๏ธ 2. Serotonin ๐Ÿ’ฅ
It is a compound that is made of an amino acid called tryptophan.
โžก๏ธ Tryptophan works best alongside carbs such as groats, wholemeal flour, rye bread ๐Ÿž or fruit ๐Ÿ‡
โžก๏ธ Remember about vitamine B โ€“ youโ€™ll find it in green leafy vegetables ๐ŸŒฑ (such as spinach, parsley or kale), wholemeal products ๐Ÿž, nuts ๐Ÿฅœ, meat ๐Ÿฅฉ, eggs ๐Ÿฅš
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๐Ÿ”ถ๏ธ 3. Oxytocin ๐Ÿ’ฅ
Both a neurotransmitter and a happy hormone, oxytocin is often called โ€œthe love hormone.โ€ ๐Ÿ˜‰โค
โžก๏ธ Your body produces oxytocin naturally, but if you want to feel the love, so to speak ๐Ÿ™‚, try these natural ways to increase it: yoga ๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ, listen to music ๐ŸŽถ, get a massage ๐Ÿ˜, spend time with friends ๐Ÿ‘ฅ, meditate, have sex โ™€๏ธโ™‚๏ธ, cuddle, hug โค
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๐Ÿ”ถ๏ธ 4. Estrogen (female hormone) ๐Ÿ’ฅ
This happy hormone helps form serotonin and protects you from irrita๏ฟฝbility and anxiety, keeping your mood steady ๐Ÿ˜‡
โžก๏ธ Estrogen boosting food: tofu, sesame seeds, hummus, garlic, dried fruit, wholegrain bread ๐Ÿž
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๐Ÿ”ถ๏ธ 5. Progesterone (female hormone) ๐Ÿ’ฅ
This helps you to sleep well and prevents anxiety, irritability and mood swings ๐Ÿ™ƒ
โžก๏ธ While food doesnโ€™t contain progesterone, some foods may help stimulate the bodyโ€™s production of it ๐Ÿค—, like: beans, broccoli ๐Ÿฅฆ, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, nuts ๐Ÿฅœ, pumpkin ๐ŸŽƒ, spinachย ๐Ÿƒ
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So in another words โ€“ you can definitely eat to be happy! ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿคฉ

P.S. I am doing 28 day Self-Love challenge at my Instagram – come join us!

Be positive! · Health · Psychology facts

Endorphins

What do you know about endophin, famous hormone of happiness?
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Endorphins are chemicals produced naturally by the nervous system to cope with pain or stress. They are often called “feel-good” chemicals because they can act as a pain reliever and happiness booster.
The well-known “runner’s high” that is felt after lengthy, vigorous exercise is due to an increase in endorphin levels.
The level of endorphins in the human body varies from person to person. People who have lower levels may be more likely to have depression or fibromyalgia, but more research is needed in this area.
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How to get your body to produce more endorphins?
Here are couple ways to boost the production:
๐Ÿ”ธ๏ธRegular exercise ๐Ÿ’ช
๐Ÿ”ธ๏ธGiving (Volunteering, donating, and helping others may also make a person feel good) ๐Ÿค
๐Ÿ”ธ๏ธYoga and meditation ๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ
๐Ÿ”ธ๏ธSpicy foods ๐ŸŒถ
๐Ÿ”ธ๏ธDark chocolate ๐Ÿซ
๐Ÿ”ธ๏ธLaughing ๐Ÿ˜‚

Did you know all this?
I think i’m gonna go get some dark chocolate ๐Ÿ˜‹