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Here are 11 ways you can increase dopamine levels in the brain without medication

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Dopamine Explained

We all seek happiness, and there is a scientific way we can find it.

Dopamine, the feel-good chemical in our brains, positively affects our mood, focus, energy and behaviour.

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Happiness Centre: Dopamine

Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that controls our brain's reward and pleasure centre. It can help us:

  • Lose Weight
  • Fight against Depression
  • Be Motivated
  • Improve our Memory
  • Feel Happy
  • Stay mentally strong...

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How Dopamine Works

The body and mind seek pleasureable experiences, resulting in the neurons creating dopamine in our brain. This can be also overdone using drugs, leaving a negative impact eventually.

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Avoid Sugar

Sugar interferes with your brain's dopamine centre, and occasionally it is ok.

High levels of sugar is dangerous, as it is now classified as a drug, having similar addictive effects.

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Turn off your Smartphone

Our Smartphone emits radiation that effects and interrupts our brain's dopamine production.

Turn off your smartphone or go out and get some sunshine, away from electronic gadgets.

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Get some Sunshine

Go out in nature, in the sunshine, as it increases dopamine production, as proven in many studies on nature's effect on our bodies and minds.

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Simple Exercise

Many studies have proven that even simple exercise like walking or climbing stairs can increase our dopamine levels.

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Take the right Food

Apart from over the counter supplements, there are many foods that increase the chemicals responsible for dopamine production:

  • Bananas
  • Beef
  • Chicken
  • Green Tea
  • Watermelon
  • Yogurt
  • Coffee
  • Almonds

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Sleep

A good sleep can dramatically impact your mood and productivity.

Lack of sleep makes us feel grumpy and unmotivated, with major health problems in the long run.

Make Sleep a priority to increase your happiness levels.

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Protein-rich Diet

A diet full of proteins and having less of saturated fats and oils works for the dopamine production in the brain.

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Check your Tasks

If you have a to-do list full of big and small tasks, the more tasks you check off after completion, the more dopamine gets released.

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Passionate Work

When we do something we enjoy or are genuinely passionate about, we are not stressed and are simply loving the work. This releases dopamine as we are happy doing what we want to do.

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Plan your Life

Life is more interesting, full of happiness and joy, if planned and on track. 

Your brain will reward you when you are accomplishing your life goals.

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Meditate

Your Brain will be free of worry and stress, as you become more productive and increase dopamine naturally, just be slowing down and creating space for meditation, a silent prayer or mindfulness.

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