Take a Bite Out of Happiness
The things that matter to us most will vary from person to person. But there is one goal that we all share, and that is happiness. Whether you look to friends, family, or fitness for pleasure, we don't always have access to these things on a daily basis. With the many stresses and challenges of every day life, sometimes our efforts to chase happiness may seem futile. If happiness seems intangible during those times of duress, perhaps we can aim for something a bit more concrete: serotonin.
This neurotransmitter, which naturally occurs in our digestive systems, and its levels in our bodies, are said to be connected with feelings of happiness and wellness. Too little of it has been linked to feelings of depression. Though it naturally occurs, its levels in our systems are affected by our diets. Serotonin can be increased with certain foods we eat and already love.
Foods such as dates, bananas, and papayas are said to contain the proper chemical balances needed to increase serotonin levels in our bodies. Each of these is an ideal ingredient for morning smoothies and they serve as the perfect midday snack.
These days, we are often challenged to find creative ways to seek happiness. Since eating is crucial to our survival, why not take a bite out of happiness? It's no secret that physical health is reflected both in our moods and outward appearance. Aim for what you love to make you happy, one bite at a time. Today, we're chasing serotonin. Tomorrow, endorphins!