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    Power up The Positivity with These 5 foods: Including Chocolate

    Thursday, May 30, 2019
                                                  Foods That make you Smile 

      I like where this is going.... Chocolate contains a compound  called phenylethylamine.  This hard to pronounce compound raises the "feel -good" hormone dopamine in the brain. Chocolate also contains tryptophan, an essential amino acid the brain needs to produce another one of your “ happy chemicals”, serotonin. To avoid guilt free indulgence look for minimally processed chocolate at least 80% chocolate and  control portion size  ( 2 oz a day).

    “The 12-step chocolate program: NEVER BE MORE THAN 12 STEPS AWAY FROM CHOCOLATE!” 

    2. SALT?!?!
    YUP! Shake that salt shaker baby. According to research at the  University of Iowa, salt is a fast acting mood booster. Most of our biological systems require salt to function properly, and we’re actually hardwired to crave the salty treat when we  don’t have enough in our system.  But don’t get all Charlie Sheen crazy with the salt shaker. Too much of anything can be a good time... .No, thats not right.... Lets try that again, too much of anything can kill you.... All you need is a little shake, approximately 1/2 teaspoon is enough.  
    3. MILK  If you’re into cow boobies, the amount of Vitamin D in a glass of milk is enough to decrease depression in women by 25% -Journal of Internal Medicine. 

    4. SEAFOOD (then eat it) HA!  
    Less than 1% of Japanese citizens suffer from depression.  Researchers believe it’s because half of their diet is seafood.  Seafood is loaded with Omega 3’s which help nerve cells in the brain communicate better. The smoother the communication in the nerve cells the better your mood.  

    5. SPINACH
      "I'm strong to the finich, 'cause I eats me Spinach, I'm Popeye the sailor man! (toot, toot)”   Although, I’m pretty sure Popeye’s spinach was laced with steroids, People with the highest level of Vitamin B are least likely to suffer from depression.  Spinach is loaded with the B Vitamin Folic Acid. Folic Acid is crucial for the transportation of feel-good neurotransmitters throughout the brain.  

    ***** EXTRA BOOST of Positivity:  SQUEEZE LEMON JUICE ON YOUR FOOD. An Ohio State University study found that the smell of lemon immediately makes you feel calmer and happier.  The Guy above was so happy from lemons, he bought that shirt. 

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