Is it possible to be happy while eating? (Foods that lead to happiness)

Elif Nur Başaran

Hello everyone with a new article…

In my last article, I mentioned the effect of intestinal health on the body. This time, I’m going to talk about the relationship between intestines and happiness. I hope you will be interested and happy to read.

Let’s come to the relationship between happiness and eating…

In fact, many of us eat when we are happy or sad to balance our emotions. But today, I’m not talking about psychological eating behavior, but about the nutrients that activate the happiness hormone.

Is it really possible to be happy while eating?

“Yes it’s really possible 🙂 “

Some foods are scientifically friends with happiness because of the amino acids it contains. Because these nutrients are linked to the intestine, and the intestine is linked to serotonin. Serotonin, which is known as happiness hormone, is a keystone for our body. Serotonin, which is also secreted from the intestinal structure, is directly related to sleep patterns, depression, anxiety and happiness.

Studies show that people with anxiety and stress have less serotonin hormones. Another study shows that the healthier the bowel structure, the more easily secreted serotonin hormone.

How to increase serotonin levels?

Since serotonin is particularly involved in the intestinal structure, the healthy intestinal structure is associated with an increase in the individual’s serotonin level, which in turn is related to being psychologically good and feeling happy.

What to do for a healthy intestine?

First we need to increase the number of good bacteria in the intestinal structure. The number of these bacteria is increased by consuming probiotic, prebiotic and fiber foods.

Kefir is very precious for us in this sense“. Moreover, making your own kefir is not as difficult as you think. Those who are curious may take a look at Suna’s recipe for kefir for Balkafa readers: “How to Make Kefir?

At the same time, the consumption of foods containing of “Tryptophan” increases serotonin release. If you ask what foods contain tryptophan, I’ve prepared a small list for you:

What are tryptophan-containing foods?

  • Egg
  • Banana
  • Cheese
  • Nut
  • Turkey Meat
  • Soy Products
  • Spinach
  • Pineapple

Personally, I would be very happy by eating spinach and bananas before I became a dietitian. After starting the profession, I realized that there was a reason for this… 🙂 There are many ways to make yourself happy scientifically. Even with these small details you can improve your quality of life. I wish everyone a very happy and fit day…

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