Brain Chemistry: Eat to Feel Good
You can get rid of all those biological problems that hinder your well being! You just have to treat your body right! And there are even things you can do to get those beta endorphins soaring!
1.Replace sweets with greens!
To break that sugar rush-sugar crush cycle that ruins your mood you have to change your eating habits. Complex carbohydrates that take a lot of time to digest provide the body with just enough energy to function perfectly. You need to give up those processed foods and especially the sweets! Substitute them with greens and fruit! These are sugars that the body breaks down slowly without giving you sudden glucose spikes and messing up the whole equilibrium up there in your brain!
2.Eat small meals throughout the day.
To feel good you need to have enough energy the entire day. Eating small meals will ensure that a too sudden rise in glucose levels won’t occur and the frequency of the meals is meant to guarantee that you’ll have energy for the entire day.
Ever heard of runner’s rush? Exercise increases beta endorphins levels and makes you feel good. A little physical activity can do wonders for your mood!
For an ever grater feel good rush, you should try some cardio sports like running and swimming. You can ever get your heart pumping without ever living the house! For this you can try Tae-Bo or Zumba!
A touch of the skin is enough to release beta endorphins. If someone is close to you don’t you get a rush? I bet you do! And that means sex is the ultimate feel good tool! Use it wisely!
5.Feel good food!
Some foods have a positive effect on your mood while others you could do without!
Eat dark chocolate to raise your endorphin levels. It is truly amazing! Most recent studies show that chocolate contains chemicals that have an effect on the brain similar to marijuana. Yes! You hear me! Chocolate=drug…
Eat fruit to increase serotonin levels like blueberries, papaya, raspberries, kiwi, almonds, grapes, bananas and anything that you can get your hands on!
Eat green vegetables because these are the kind of carbohydrates you want to get a lot of!
Eat meat, like chicken and fish to get your daily requirements of proteins and healthy fats. A balanced diet that has a bit of everything ensures a wonderful state of mind!
Drink a glass of red wine if you feel like it! It contains a lot of antioxidants and raises your blood pressure just enough to give you a feel good rush!
One last reminder: Please avoid sugar and sweets for reasons you already know!