Foods that make you happy

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Elia Tabuenca García
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There are foods that have beneficial effects on our psyche thanks to their nutritional content or because they are associated with a particularly pleasant taste or because they make a birthday party or a holiday even more happy and fun. Why deprive yourself of it? Both for the greedy fans of sugary foods (from grandma's cakes, to cookies, to candies) and for the proponents of salt, attracted only by salty foods, there are many tasty but at the same time healthy solutions. The novelty is in the choice! To raise our mood and smile at life, you don't need to look far or put our cholesterol levels on a tailspin, it is enough to taste foods that are good for us and for our happiness.



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Isn't it true that "happiness lies in taste and not in things [..]"? So, without a shadow of a doubt, any food we like can make us happy by giving us a boost of joy and energy… strictly sustainable!



There are foods that have beneficial effects on our psyche thanks to their nutritional content or because they are associated with a particularly pleasant taste or because they make a birthday party or a holiday even more happy and fun. Why deprive yourself of it? Both for the greedy fans of sugary foods (from grandma's cakes, to cookies, to candies) and for the proponents of salt, attracted only by salty foods, there are many tasty but at the same time healthy solutions. The novelty is in the choice! To raise our mood and smile at life, you don't need to look far or put our cholesterol levels on a tailspin, it is enough to taste foods that are good for us and for our happiness.

Here are a few:

Index

Oatmeal and whole grains

Products made from oatmeal and other whole grains are rich in vitamin B1 or thiamine, folic acid, and zinc - important nutrient components to help improve mood and fight depression. They give us a lot of energy to face all kinds of obstacles.

Pumpkin seeds

For 100 g of unsalted product (just under a cup) there are 0,569 g of tryptophan, an amino acid necessary for the production of serotonin. In order not to alter the blood pressure values ​​it is better to munch on those unsalted , are easily found on the market without salt and toasted. For other tryptophan-rich foods see the table

3- Spinach

Was he depressed arm wrestling? Of course not. Here is revealed the secret of its strength: both for the content of vitamins (E, K, B1, B2, B6, PP, A, C), mineral salts (copper, phosphorus, zinc, calcium, potassium) and folic acid this food helps protect our immune system, fortifying our body and promoting the formation of red blood cells. The high content of folic acid makes it an ideal food to help overcome depressive forms.



4- Fresh Sardines

Full of omega-3 it is one of the main allies against depression, heart disease and stroke. Go ahead also for anchovies, herring, mackerel as long as they are fished with criteria sustainable: with responsible techniques that do not damage the important balance between planet, man and plate. Sardines are among those fish that fall mostly into the fishing according to the slow fish philosophy Don't tell me then that a good plate of pasta with sardines fished thinking about the health of the sea and its species does not make you happy. And the smile comes by itself ...

5- strawberries

One leads to another and with a little cream just touches the aphrodisiac. Even passion does not hurt if accompanied by an excellent content of micronutrient antioxidants that improve mood and memory and make the brain young. The allies of strawberries for the battle against the free radicals they are also blueberries, plums, fruit and vegetables in general.

6- Chocolate Dark

Last but not least, the first in the ranking as a source of happiness, chocolate stimulates endorphins increases the levels of Serotonin and has high contents in antioxidants. Considered as thenatural antidepressant par excellence we just have to abandon ourselves to the scent of cocoa and the irresistible flavor of a dark chocolate bar, the best if organic!



And believe, with very little, happiness is also served!

Michela Silvestri

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