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Chocolate Uplifts Our Mood

Chocolate Uplifts Our Mood

Having something sweet when we are feeling low, like a piece from a box of dark chocolates instantly uplifts our mood. Apart from the nutritious benefits of eating food, there are many psychological, physiological and motivational effects on us, both positive and negative.

Example: Carbonated beverages, like a can of diet coke, can evoke aggressive reactions, especially in people who have a history of aggression or violence.

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An elaborate, three part study to check the relationship between the spiciness of food to the aggression that is exhibited afterwards revealed that we are in fact what we eat, and are bound to be agitated or irritated after eating hot and spicy foods.

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Our Gastrointestinal tract has billions of bacteria, and the food we consume alters our gut health, changing the balance of good and bad bacteria. Our mood regulators, which control our aggression, cognition, mood, sleep and anxiety are actually located in our gut.

Eating sugary treats produces feel-good and feel-happy hormones like dopamine and serotonin, proving that food is directly associated with emotions, comfort, pain, motivation and concentration.

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We should consume foods that elevate our mood and promote good bacteria in our stomach. Yogurt, kimchi, fresh veggies and fruits are foods that you can use to lighten your mood and body.

If there is a need to be fighting fit, like before a debate starts, consuming spicy stuff is a good idea, especially when confronting an aggressive opponent!

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Spicy foods and "constrained risks"
Eating spicy foods triggers a mild defense response in us. Our heart rates rise, our breathing increases, and our adrenaline starts to flow. We feel alive. It's the same thrill-seeking behavior exhibited by bungee jumping, roller coasters, and horror movies. The thrill of pain rejuvenates us, while we secretly know all will be well in the end.

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Foods that affect your sleep

Researchers found that eating a diet high in sugar, saturated fat, and processed carbohydrates can negatively affect your sleep.

Foods rich in unsaturated fat, such as nuts, olive oil, fish, and avocados, seem to promote sound sleep.

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11+4 Foods that are good for your brain 🧠

• Fatty Fish Salmon (Omega3 fatty acids) 🐟

• Olive Oil⚗️

• Avocado's 🥑

• Dark Leafy Greans🥬

• Cinnamon🍜

• Turmeric🍠

• Coffee☕

• Blueberries🍇

• Broccoli🥦

• Pumpkin seeds

• Dark chocolate🍫

• Nuts🥜

• Oranges🍊

• Eggs 🥚

• Green tea 🍵

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