Tasty food has an amazing ability to improve mood. However, not all treats are effective in combating the Blues. WomanHit.ru leads scientific point of view and a few recipes
The hormone serotonin affects the mental activity and brain activity of man. And if serotonin is produced in insufficient quantities, the body is more susceptible to stress. To avoid this, the menu needs to include foods that contain tryptophan: this amino acid is used for the production of serotonin.
Experts recommend to improve the health to drink fresh juices, especially tomato. Also need to regularly eat fatty fish: in addition to the tryptophan it contains omega-3 fatty acids, which affect brain function. Vegetables best mood improves cabbage — cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, kohlrabi, Beijing. Good for the mood bananas, oranges, melons, figs, nuts, dairy products (milk, cheese), cheese, especially melted. It is necessary to periodically afford to eat caviar and to eat meat: rabbit, Turkey, chicken, veal. Don't forget about the chocolate and spicy red pepper.
Hot chocolate with pepper
Ingredients: dark chocolate bar, 400 ml milk, 1 chili pepper 20 ml cognac, vanilla, cinnamon, 2-3 tsp of sugar.
Preparation: chocolate to grate. Cut peppers and remove seeds. In a saucepan pour the milk, put pepper, add the vanilla and the cinnamon stick. Heat the milk on medium heat but do not bring to a boil. Pour the chocolate. Fire reduce to a minimum and cook the milk until chocolate is completely dissolved, stirring constantly. Removed from the pepper and the cinnamon stick. Pour brandy, add sugar to taste. Stir so that the sugar is dissolved, and serve hot to the table.
100 ml — 170 kcal
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Ingredients: 4 bananas, 300 g of peeled walnut kernels, 300 g almonds, 100 g coconut flakes.
Method of preparation: nuts to first grind with a pestle, and then in the blender. The bananas using a blender to turn into a puree. To connect the nuts and banana puree, mix well. The mixture should be quite soft, but not sticking to hands. If it still sticks, then you need to add more nuts. Then, from banana-nut mass roll small balls, about the size of a walnut. And roll each ball in coconut flakes. To remove an hour in the refrigerator.
100 g Raffaello — 340 kcal