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What to eat to improve mood: Foods increasing hormones of joy

What to eat to improve mood: Foods increasing hormones of joy What foods improve mood and cause happiness (freepik.com)

Endorphins are hormones of joy. Chemicals that make us naturally happy. These hormones reduce the perception of pain and create a feeling of euphoria, which can be followed by a positive and energetic outlook on life, says nutritionist Olha Bezuhla.

You can increase endorphins thanks to active physical activities. However, there is an easier way to increase the level of endorphins - eating right.

"Certain foods can stimulate the production of endorphins in our brain, which contribute to a natural happy worldview. Some foods can help increase the level of endorphins in general," the specialist notes.

Cocoa: promotes serotonin production and has other bioactive components that improve mood.

Spicy food: capsaicin stimulates the release of endorphins, causing short-term euphoria.

Ginseng: increases energy levels and can help improve mood due to adaptogenic properties.

Nuts and seeds: contain magnesium and omega-3s, which improve sleep and reduce stress.

Spinach and other green leafy vegetables: folic acid in the composition contributes to the production of serotonin and dopamine.

Eggs: contain B vitamins and tryptophan, which help improve mood.

"These products can be a great addition to a balanced diet, promoting not only physical but also emotional health," added the expert.

Previously, we wrote about which products will definitely not make you fat.