WHICH MAKE US HAPPY (II)
Second part of foods that
give us pleasure
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.
Small quantities of red meat
can be a good energy source. 85 grams a day suffice to considerably raise iron
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.
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.
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
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
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
FIBER IN YOUR DAILY DIET