How Food Can Make You Happier

How food can make you happier.

The nights are getting longer, the days colder and memories of the summer sun are slowly fading away. We often feel down during the winter months which is entirely normal and explainable que Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) at the extremities and a touch of the winter blues for the norm. According to research[1] for weather to increase mood you need to spend at least 30 minutes outside in warm sunny weather, for those of you, like me, who are stuck in a cold country for the winter there are other ways of increasing your mood.

Apart from sex, exercise, good music, friends and some drugs (sugar, alcohol, tobacco and caffeine are all drugs by the way) you may be thinking how else can I beat the winter blues? Well my dear friends the answer is on your plate. That’s right, one sure way of increasing your mood during these dark times is to eat good mood enhancing foods. Our target chemical is serotonin as this is one of the chemicals in the brain that is negatively affected by lack of sunshine[2]. How food increases serotonin in our brains…

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