Eat these Foods for Gratitude!

Gratitude begins with…

A sense of purpose, counting your blessings, and true perspective. There is nothing edible that can grant perspective or purpose. However, we can eat the foods that elevate the neurotransmitters (dopamine serotonin) responsible for communicating feelings of gratitude.

Check out these 4 easy foods to snack on and feel a little better about life!

Pineapple

Pineapples are a do it all fruit for the mind and body. Most known for the chemical bromelain, which dramatically reduces inflammation, pineapples also aid in circulation and concentration. To add, pineapples play a part in the production of melatonin, our sleep hormone. These tropical delights are truly healing foods for the mind, body, and soul.

Bananas

Bananas are great for fitness, with potassiumvitamin B6, and a healthy dose of carbs. But did you know bananas are among the best mood elevating and sleep promoting snacks as well? Bananas are high in tryptophan, an amino acid that the body converts to serotonin, aiding in mood and restful sleep.

Dark Chocolate

There’s a reason that semi-sweet confectionery gives us pangs of delight, and it’s not just in the flavor. Dark Chocolate, and more specifically cacao, is loaded with antioxidants such as reservatrol, also found in grapes and red wine. Dark Chocolate raises serotonin and endorphins in the brain. No wonder we see these two together so often!

Soybeans

If you’re worried about the myth of estrogen rich soybeans, take a look at our blog exposing the truth through the button below. Soy might not be everyone’s first choice of vegan protein, but as both a whole bean and as tofu provides as much tyrosine as any plant based food. Tyrosine aids in the production of dopaminethyroid health, and neurotransmitter communication.