Happiness is a drug, actually, it is. Hormones is what keeps you happy, it is what drives your happiness. I workout to be happy, I eat healthy to be happy, I live Love Laugh, to be happy. Some may ask why I work out so much, why I am shall we say ¨Addicted¨.
Simple. Happy Hormones:
Dopamine: Hormone that drives brain reward system which drives well being. Doing a good job and getting rewarded for it. Seeking pleasure seeking behaviour will satisfy this too. Music is a great way to heighten your dopamine levels.
Serotonin: Hormone for mood-boosting neurotransmitters. Most effective/natural method is Exercise. Carbs are another great way to boost serotonin, and it is in fact this reason that your body craves Carbs when you are depressed or low. It is the body’s natural way of seeking self help. Indulging in good carbs like quinoa and whole grain is one thing, but bad carbs, that can just ruin the happiness cycle, and lead the body into another struggle that may deteriorate your happiness.
Oxytocin: This is the Love hormone, where spending time with loved ones and being good and kind to others stimulated happiness.
Estrogen: This hormone helps form serotonin and protects you from anxiety and mood imbalance. For women, estrogen decreases this hormone. Moreover, smoking and over exercising can also decrease it.
Progesterone: Like Estrogen, this hormone helps prevent mood imbalance and anxiety. Lack of Progesterone can be instigated with high stress and unhealthy food.
Finally, to Stay Healthy and Happy, Increase your Oxytocin by doing things that bring you pleasure and cuddles. Increase your estrogen levels with things that bring your stress level down such as yoga, meditation, and more. Keep your progesterone levels up, always eat well and exercising.
Stay Healthy, Stay Active, Stay Lovable, Stay Happy!
Bananas are meant to be eaten right? Of course, so what’s the big deal with the peel? Apparently, you should EAT IT. They say it is in fact a healthy part of the banana, so if you throw those out, as I do, think again because if you can forget about the bitter taste and texture, you really might benefit yourself.
I was just as surprised as you, I mean it’s the peel, it is meant to be thrown out, not eaten. Boy were we wrong!
As it seems, the banana peel has healthy substance that the inside of the banana itself does not.
Banana peel lowers your cholesterol, with its high soluble and insoluble fibers. They contain high potassium and electrolytes as well. By not peeling he banana and eating the whole thing, you also are happier and sleep better because of its high levels of serotonin it releases, the happy hormone. It also has a high source of antioxidants, keeping you healthy, slim and boosts your immune system. It also strengthens your red blood cells, through oxygen distribution.
Did you know that?
Banana peels can optimize the health of your eyes because of their high levels of lutien. Lutien is a compound that aids in night vision capability and it helps prevent cataracts and macular degeneration.
Remember… It is only healthy if you eat organic bananas/peels, as non-organic bananas are sprayed with pesticides which defeats all purpose for a healthy fruit. This goes with many other fruits where eating the peel is healthy.