Eating Rich Makes Us Happy

Eating rich makes us happy, yes. But eating well and healthy makes that sensation of pleasure and well-being last even longer and is not lim...

Eating rich makes us happy, yes. But eating well and healthy makes that sensation of pleasure and well-being last even longer and is not limited only to the moment of putting the sandwich in the mouth.

Experts say that there are certain foods capable of improving mood and fighting sadness and depression. This is so because certain nutrients participate in the synthesis of neurotransmitters (substances that participate in neuronal signaling and nerve transmission).

If you usually feel sad and discouraged, you are not necessarily going to solve it exclusively with food, but nature is wise and can help you. First of all, if your sadness is daily and you cannot recover, the ideal is to consult a specialist.

In the meantime, if you simply want to improve your quality of life and make sure that what you eat helps you stay in good spirits and happy, I have good news for you: certain foods have that power.

Food and its relationship with well-being or depression

According to the prestigious Mayo Clinic, people who often eat junk food tend to have a tendency to have depression. Foods with saturated fats, sweets, fried foods, and processed foods, are responsible for making depression and sadness hit hard.

Meanwhile, people who eat a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and fish tend to have lower rates of depression and other illnesses, such as Alzheimer's, diabetes, and heart disease.

We are what we eat

Some foods help the body to secrete hormones such as serotonin or endorphins, which cause a feeling of happiness and well-being. According to a study, there are certain foods that would effectively improve the symptoms of depression.

Thus, the researchers arrived at a list of essential nutrients for the brain, such as omega 3 fatty acids, fiber, magnesium, calcium, and vitamins E, D, B1, B9, and B12, whose consumption could mitigate emotional disorders like depression and anxiety.

Serotonin is the neurotransmitter that is responsible for making us feel happy. If the body does not find it in normal amounts, it can cause disorders such as anxiety, depression, or sadness. To produce serotonin, the body must ingest tryptophan, an amino acid that it is not capable of producing on its own, so we have to obtain it from some foods such as eggs, nuts, or fish.

Going to this point, we will present you with those foods that will help you alleviate the symptoms of sadness and will infuse you with good energy and good spirits. Remember to consult with your doctor.

1 lean meat

Chicken meats and lean meats, in general, have tryptophan, a key amino acid for the secretion of serotonin. Eating lean meats on a regular basis in our diet will result in a greater sense of well-being and happiness.

2 green tea

This type of tea is rich in antioxidants and has an essential amino acid: theanine, whose relaxing action reduces stress and anxiety and prevents depression. A cup of green tea a day brings multiple benefits to the body, in addition to avoiding the feeling of discouragement and sadness.

3 dark chocolate

In addition to being very rich, chocolate provides antioxidants that mitigate the action of free radicals and stimulate the production of serotonin. Of course, always in moderate amounts and choosing healthy options, low in sugar and fat-free.

4 walnuts

Eating a few nuts a day will improve your mood due to the presence of monounsaturated fatty acids, which are also very beneficial for the heart. By consuming this delicious dried fruit you will increase your energy levels, you will feel less apathy, you will improve concentration and you will have greater optimism.

5 Turmeric

Turmeric is a powerful antidepressant with excellent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Turmeric, in addition to being an ally to improve memory and mood, helps prevent illnesses and emotional problems.

6 Quinoa

It is "the sacred food" and one of the most complete, excellent for multiple bodily functions. It is a source of protein, fiber, carbohydrates, and healthy fats. It contains tryptophan, which helps to get out of depression and improves mood.

Eat healthy to feel good and happy

It is true that eating delicious things and everything that we like makes us feel good and at ease. But the consequences can be serious if we do not manage the volume of intake of these foods. 

Therefore, moderation is always recommended. Your body is your temple and you must take care of it. Avoid foods that can lead to serious health problems. Take advantage of this list and try to incorporate into your daily diet all the healthy foods that will bring great benefits to your life.

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