How to increase the level of happiness with the help of food? Our digestive organs, namely the intestines, influence our mood and are responsible for immunity in general. Stress affects eating behavior, and many people want more sweet and high-calorie foods. So that there are no jumps in weight, you need to learn to balance energy.
Star nutritionist reminds us that in this case we will be helped by:
B vitamins, vitamin C and D
Zinc, iodine, selenium, potassium, magnesium
Omega-3, which are found in fatty types of fish. Omega 3 improves brain function and contains the amino acid tryptophan. As a result, serotonin is produced.
Products from which you can get not only happiness, but also strengthen health:
Fish and seafood — as the main meal, 100-150 g per day.
Chocolate is a well-known remedy for depression. It contains magnesium, which helps reduce the level of the stress hormone cortisol. We apply the rule of the equator to chocolate – we eat it before 3:00 p.m., but no more than 20-30 g per day. The percentage of cocoa must be at least 75%.
Fruits and vegetables contain vitamins of group B, trace elements, fiber – all this creates a nutritious flora for our intestines.
Banana, by the way, is an ideal fruit for lifting the mood, but it is also eaten in the first half of the day.
Nuts (except peanuts and cashews), flax seeds, sesame, pumpkin contain Omega 3 and iron, ideal for snacking.
Fermented milk products (kefir or natural yogurt) are necessary for the intestines to feel comfortable. It is better to use 200-250 ml in the afternoon and not to combine with fruit.
Whole grain cereals promote metabolism, we use them before 15:00.
Meat and by-products contain iron and will have a positive effect on mood and immunity, among others. We eat red types of meat for lunch together with vegetables. White varieties can sometimes be served as dinner.
Legumes increase serotonin levels. With their help, you can control your sugar level.
Water has a beneficial effect on our emotions and helps to reduce weight. We drink water half an hour before meals and an hour after. You can add lemon or ginger.
If you add these foods to your diet throughout the day, you will feel happier and healthier in no time.