Take “serotonin up” foods and beverages that make you feel happy!

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Hello World💛 This is Chieri. Healthy eating is an essential part of living a happy life.
Do you enjoy your daily meals?

These days, some may eat two meals a day, but most people eat three times a day: breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Which one is better is up to each person, but it is important to find a style that suits you.

For those who are excited to come up with a menu and what they want to eat, it is OK to enjoy the situation as it is.

On the other hand, those who cannot think of what they want to eat, have trouble thinking of what to cook, or are tired of thinking about food itself, may be feeling tired in body and mind.

The key is the happy hormone serotonin

Sometimes we live the same life day after day, feeling uninspired, unmotivated, and depressed for no apparent reason. What could be the cause?

For example, you may feel stuck in a rut of living the same life every day, or you may be bored with an unfamiliar job or relationship, or there may be a Gap between envisioned ideal and reality…. There are many possible reasons for this.

I am sure that the cause of bothering you is different for each of us, and it is only an external factor. So I guess there is no one-size-fits-all solution.

The direct cause of “mood swings” is generally attributed to a deficiency of the hormone serotonin. In other words, it is possible to improve the state of mind by stimulating the secretion of this “serotonin”.

So, what are the specific ways to produce serotonin?

1️⃣ Get some sunlight as soon as you wake up in the morning.
2️⃣ Do yoga or moderate rhythmic exercise.
3️⃣ Cherish your interactions with people and animals.

The above three methods are well known and can be implemented immediately starting tomorrow. Today, I will further introduce how to promote “serotonin” secretion with “drink” and “food” in a tasty way.

“Lassi”, a well-known drink in India, is a serotonin supplement drink

First, here are some foods that are said to be effective for “serotonin” secretion.

Typical examples are;
◾Dairy products, such as milk, yogurt, and cheese
◾Soy products, such as tofu, natto, miso and soy sauce

Fish, almonds, peanuts, bananas, eggs, honey, mushrooms, green and yellow vegetables, and seaweed are also said to be foods that increase serotonin. Did you find your favorite foods on this list? However, this does not mean that you should eat plenty of your favorite foods every day.

Because eating the same foods all the time is said to interfere with the secretion of serotonin. It is best to include the above foods in your daily diet in a well-balanced manner.

 

By the way, do you know Lassie? It is a fermented dairy drink similar to yogurt that is often served with Indian food. I love lassi and want to drink it regularly. Or rather, I want to drink it every day.

In fact, the ingredients in lassi are effective in increasing serotonin. And it’s delicious and healthy, so you should definitely try it. Highly recommended.

Recipe for Lassi made at home

In fact, lassi can be made in no time with ingredients that are easily available at supermarkets or convenience stores.

[Basic Ingredients] (1~2 servings)
▪Plain yogurt (50g)
▪Milk (200cc)
▪Honey (1 tablespoon)
▪Lemon juice (a few drops)
▪Ice (a few pieces)

 

Yogurt, milk, honey, etc…, serotonin-up ingredients are plentiful. And all you have to do is “put it in a blender” or “mix it with a whisk”. Very simple, isn’t it? You can also try mixing in strawberries, mangoes, bananas, etc., if you like.

Spiced curry is another serotonin-promoting food

By the way, serotonin is a kind of hormone, so you must have an image that it is secreted from the “brain”. That is what I thought. Surprisingly, however, most serotonin is produced in the intestines.

So maintaining a good intestinal environment is very important to promote serotonin secretion. In addition, warming the intestines is also very good.

A good food for this is everyone’s favorite “spiced curry”.

It is full of spices, nutritious with a good balance of protein, fat, and carbohydrates, and is highly effective in warming the intestines.

The spices used in curry enhance perspiration, metabolism, and gastrointestinal function, as well as warm the body, regulate the intestinal environment, and relieve fatigue.

This is why eating spiced curry helps your intestines release serotonin. And it also makes you happy because it is simply delicious.

If you want to feel refreshed and have a positive outlook on life by promoting serotonin secretion, try a spiced curry. I also recommend drinking lassi with it.

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