Just think about the way you feel after you have consumed a plate of pasta or another kind of heavy dish. Afterward, do you feel really alert, or do you feel sluggish and want to take a nap? Or what about the hungry feeling that's either from not enough or no food for too long, leaving you feeling snappish and irritable? Food has a significant influence on how we feel and our foods, whether they are mood-boosting foods or the opposite.
That is due to the fact that the neurotransmitters that are produced by your brain are affected by what you eat; those are the brain chemicals that guide how you feel. Neurotransmitters, such as serotonin, help you relax, and dopamine helps you feel more focused. Those foods that you consume provide these chemicals with the building blocks since your brain extracts the necessary nutrients from the foods that we consume to create neurotransmitters. This, in turn, enhances and regulates your mood. If you notice that you are feeling down and if any of these foods or beverages are a part of your diet, then it may be time for you to switch them out for feel-good foods.
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