Nutritionist Natalia Samoilenko told how food helps a person increase the level of happiness. According to the specialist, the digestive organs, in particular the intestines, affect mood and are responsible for the immune system in general.
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Eating behavior of a person depends on stress. Some people want to eat more sweets and high-calorie foods. In order to avoid weight changes, it is necessary to learn how to balance energy, the expert says. To do this, the diet should include foods enriched with vitamins B, C and D, zinc, iodine, selenium, potassium, magnesium, Omega-3, found in fatty fish. With the help of polyunsaturated fatty acids, you can improve brain function. Omega-3 also contains tryptophan, which produces serotonin when exposed to it. The nutritionist is advised to choose products that help people not only feel happy, but also have a positive effect on their health.
For example, you can include fish and seafood in the diet, 100-150 g per day. Chocolate contains magnesium, which reduces cortisol levels. It must be consumed before 15:00, but no more than 20-30 g per day. The product must contain at least 75% cocoa. Also, one should not forget about fruits and vegetables, enriched with B vitamins, trace elements, fiber. Banana is the perfect fruit to lift your mood, but the expert recommends eating it in the morning. As a snack, you can give preference to nuts (except for peanuts and cashews), flax seeds, sesame seeds, pumpkin.
Fermented milk products are essential for a comfortable bowel function. Enough 200-250 mg in the afternoon and can not be combined with fruit, Samoilenko said. Whole grains help metabolism and are best consumed before 15:00. There is iron in meat and offal, for this reason they have a good effect on mood and immunity. Legumes are capable of increasing serotonin levels. They also help control blood sugar levels.
Water has a positive effect on human emotions and reduces weight. It is best to consume it 30 minutes before meals and one hour after. If you have any health problems, you should consult a doctor.