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NUTRIENTS (III)

FOODS WHICH MAKE US HAPPY (II)

 Second part of foods that give us pleasure

TURKEY

 This source of protein with low fat content is rich in tyrosine aminoacid which heightens the concentration of dopamine and noradrenaline . These are hormones that work within the brain and at the same time increase motivation and encourage reflexes, augmenting the organism resistance to stress.

 A turkey, tuna or chicken sandwich are also good options.

RED MEAT

 Small quantities of red meat can be a good energy source. 85 grams a day suffice to considerably raise iron intake.

 Abstention of red meat could cause more harm than benefit. People who are on this type of diet in order to reduce the cholesterol concentration in the blood are liable to suffer an iron deficiency (mineral which helps to oxygenize the tissues and provide them with energy) thereby causing fatigue and weakness.

HOT PEPPERS

 The taste for spicy sauces apparently is not only due to its flavor. Capsicin (this substance through which the pepper acquires its irritating power) stimulates the nervous terminals in the mouth and causes a burning sensation and the brain segregates endorphins which can produce temporary euphoria.

WATER

 Low dehydration is a common and often inadvertent cause of weariness.

 When the body is lacking liquids the blood flow in the organs lessens and the function of same slows down. Do not drink water only when you are thirsty; the majority of adults require from 8 to 10 glasses of water a day.

 Refreshments, teas and coffee are NOT substitutes for water since they may cause diuretic effects and increase dehydration.

COFFEE

 A cup of coffee in the morning may be a good way to start the day. The caffeine in 2 cups of coffee are good for clearing the mind an feeling more vigorous for a period of up to 3 hours.

 Some researchers feel that caffeine causes a low and passing increase in blood pressure and inhibits the hormone activity which produces drowsiness. Do not exceed more than 2 or 3 cups of coffee a day as more than that may produce irritability and nervousness.

FOLLOWING: FIBER IN YOUR DAILY DIET


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