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Are you happy? I am sure we can all agree that we want our family, as well as ourselves, to feel happy as much as possible, true?

With all the stress of daily tasks, juggling schedules and just plain hectic lifestyles, it is easy to feel a little overwhelmed or down.

This is not your fault and it is very common, I think you are amazing and believe you deserve a medal with all that you do!

Did you know that you can potentially feel happier by incorporating certain foods in your diet?

There is a certain chemical that can help you, it’s called Serotonin.

What is Serotonin?

Serotonin is an amazing chemical, produced naturally by your body to help you feel happy, accomplished and energetic.

It is the chemical that contributes most to your feeling of well-being.

Not having enough Serotonin in your system can lead to mood imbalances, negative feelings and even depression.

As you age, the levels of Serotonin in your brain decreases, and this could impact your happiness and well-being. So, it is important that you do everything possible to be able to help your body increase and maintain levels of Serotonin.

One of the best ways to do this is by focussing on the foods you eat.

There are proven lists of foods that are known to boost Serotonin in the body. In this article, I will go through a list of foods that, if made part of your diet, will assist you to increase and maintain your Serotonin levels.

Here is the list:

1) Eggs, cheese, and tofu

Protein-laden foods rank high on this list. Of this group, eggs and cheese are two of the best foods you can have to naturally contribute to your body’s ability to boost Serotonin.

2) Pineapple, nuts and seeds

The best vegetarian foods you could possibly have in order to boost your Serotonin levels are pineapples, nuts and seeds.

All three of these wonder-foods are able to naturally regulate and increase your feelings of happiness and wellbeing.

A daily serve of these three foods is bound to work wonders within days.

3) Salmon and turkey

The two highest non-vegetarian foods on the list happen to be two of the most versatile. Salmon and turkey lend themselves to multiple ways of cooking, from grills to roasts, to bakes, or even just sliced in sandwiches.

Having these foods as part of a balanced diet in a great way to maintain a healthy diet as well as boost your body’s ability to maintain and increase Serotonin naturally.

When combined with regular exercise and a balanced lifestyle, these foods can really change the way you feel over time. Best of all, they are versatile, everyday foods that you can incorporate into many of your daily recipes.

Do you have anything to add to this list? Please share in the comments section below.

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  • Some yummy foods in there, mmmm….

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  • All great foods :) So important to keep happy

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  • Thanks for sharing this article great tips

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  • Its amazing the effect foods have on our bodies and minds. I like finding out more about these types of things.

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  • A great guide; it is amazing what the right food can do. Thank you for sharing.

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  • Lol, good to know i am eating the right foods.

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  • I have most of those things on my menu, I have a couple that I could still add for maximum impact. I didn’t realise food had such an impact on our moods, but it’s worth a try

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  • Good old serotonin! The wonder substance.

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  • what an interesting article – I might give this a try and see how I feel :)

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  • Thank you for sharing the healthy tips.

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  • So chocolate and wine don’t make the cut! Seriously though, thanks for this informative read. We’re trying to grow our own pineapples for the extra flavour and freshness you can’t get out of a can. A very versatile ingredient for sweets and savouries.

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  • Thanks so much for this, a really interesting article. I will make sure to include more of these foods in our family meals. I do love most of the foods listed and must admit we’ve been a bit slack in including them. I love salmon and yes it makes me happy to eat it because I love it so much. No-one else in the family will eat it, but I did get my hubby to enjoy it with cream cheese on some cruskits recently. WIN! And nuts, well funnily enough we’ve had quite a bit of these lately. I’ve taken to putting almonds and trail mix in a container to snack on during the day. My hubby saw that and thought he’d like that too. WIN! And yes we enjoyed eggs on the long weekend. Loving them with avocado on sour dough bread. I will be more mindful of this in future.

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  • Very worthwhile article, thank you.

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  • I eat a fair bit of list number one, except the tofu. The other two lists are severely lacking though. Time fir a shopping list over haul I think

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  • Thanks for this list. We do eat most of these regularly, but its good to know so that I can ensure the family does get enough of these foods. What about chocolate in healthy amounts? I thought that helped serotonin levels too.

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