HAPPINESS HORMONES

Happiness Hormone

Hormones and neurotransmitters are involved in numerous necessary functions like blood pressure, heart rate etc. These are the chemical messengers helps to communicate brain and body and these kind of communications are the key of health.

Precised emotions including Positive feeling, happiness, pleasure are connected with some of the hormones produced by our body. They regulate our mood and promote the positive feeling. So the happiness hormones and neurotransmitters plays a innate role in everyone’s mood, behavior, attitude and healthy status.

Hormones and neurotransmitters are two types of chemical signaling molecules. Hormones are produced by endocrine system as chemical impulse and released in to the blood stream while neurotransmitters are released by CNS in to synaptic gap.

Hormones Associated with Happiness

  • Dopamine : The feel good hormone, also known as brain’s reward system or motivational hormone. As the name indicates the hormone will release while the brain receives signals such as get praising, performed an action or task that has been rewarded or acknowledged, eating good and healthy food, celebrating achievements etc. The secretion of dopamine can be boost by changing the lifestyle like regular exercise and practicing deep breathing, healthy diet, proper sleep etc. These have a positive impact on healthy life.

  • Serotonin : The ‘natural antidepressant’ or ‘Mood stabilizing hormone’.It effects the mood upliftment, thinking ability and memory. When you feeling down without any reason you may follow the actions like brisk walk and indoor games to boost serotonin level. Excess serotonin level leads to sedation whereas deficiency leads to anxiety,depression and low mood etc. It depends more on gut so on healthy diet also.
  • Oxytocin : The love hormone or cuddle hormone, It produces while showing affection, love, kindness etc. Oxytocin promote bonding and trust, it also plays a role in calming nervous system  and regulates the stress response . On practicing yoga and spending time with loved ones will stimulate the secretion of oxytocin.
  • Estrogen : The female reproduction and positive mood hormone have the ability to produce serotonin and endorphin, the two chemicals helps to keep mood steady, reduce irritability and anxiety. Both law and high level of this hormone will disturb the normal well-being of mood. So a right biochemical balance is essential for the well-functioning.
  • Progesterone : The Female Ovulation and Calming Hormone.Insomnia, anxiety and migraine are commonly seen with imbalance of estrogen and progesterone. Studies have shown that progesterone shows anxiolytic (anti-anxiety) effects by activating gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) receptors in the brain.It also helps in relaxation and good sleep.
  • Endorphins : The pain killing hormone, since it reduces both physical and emotional pain, stress and strain. It also responsible for feeling of pleasure, calmness and well-being. The four major hormones which determine human’s happiness, viz. Endorphins, Dopamine, Serotonin, and oxytocin. The level of endorphin can be boost by laughing more, meditate and massages etc.
  • Endorphins : The pain killing hormone, since it reduces both physical and emotional pain, stress and strain. It also responsible for feeling of pleasure, calmness and well-being. The four major hormones which determine human’s happiness, viz. Endorphins, Dopamine, Serotonin, and oxytocin. The level of endorphin can be boost by laughing more, meditate and massages etc.

Foods Boost Happy Hormones

  • Beet root : Beetroot contain betain that helps the production of serotonin in brain which stabilize the emotional – mental health and improves happiness
  • Black Beans : The magnesium rich beans helps to boost serotonin level.
  • Egg : It contain the happy hormone booster tryptophan, and choline that elevate positive attitude and mental sharpness. Eggs are also loaded with mood-promoting omega-3 fatty acids, zinc, B vitamins etc.
  • Dark Chocolates : caused the release of endorphins in the brain and boosts mood, protects the brain, improves memory and focus.
  • Blue Potatoes : The powerful antioxidant anthocyanins gives the blue color and provide neuro-protective benefits like reducing mood killing inflammation in brain and helps in short term memory.
  • Coconut : studies show that coconut oil can increase brain activity, and for this reason it is being studied for possible benefits like fuel for for better moods,preventing dementia,and keeping brain healthier .
  • Honey : Honey increase the spread of dopamine and serotonin, that certainly head off depression and keep brain healthier.
  • Banana : Serotonin and the neurotransmitter named norepinephrine are present in banana which helps in regulating stress and fighting depression.
  • Yogurt : It is a great source for the production of dopamine, the feel good hormone. So it produce a strong positive emotional response.
  • Coffee : Coffee elevates the release of  happy hormone dopamine, it helps in feeling satisfied, well-being and energized

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