Dopamine is often called a hormone of pleasure, and that hormone affects many of the habits that make us happy.
How to boost dopamine production without harming your health?
• Include foods rich in tyrosine in your daily menu (banana, almond, avocado, pumpkin seeds, beans, soya, apples, green tea, strawberries, sesame, oatmeal, cocoa …)
• Be active. Even a short stroll can raise the level of dopamine. Also, training in a sports hall or pool makes miracles.
• All kinds of pleasurable touch increase dopamine. A therapeutic massage increases dopamine and serotonin and reduces the stress hormone cortisol.
• Do not disturb the rhythm of sleep. Your organism needs seven hours of sleep to rest entirely.
• Don’t give up sexual pleasure. This is an active stimulant for dopamine production,
• Train your brain. Set yourself low goals – achieving them brings joy, which means mood restoration.
• Listening to music can increases activity in the reward and pleasure areas of the brain, which are rich with dopamine receptors
• Control your emotional support. As the hormone dopamine is created at the time of the hunch of pleasure, after its achievement you might feel disappointed.
• Learn your body to work for you and generate dopamine with healthy foods such as smoothies, berries, green vegetables (asparagus, broccoli, leafy vegetables) and orange and orange fruits (orange, sweet peppers, carrots …)
• It’s well known that periods of low sunshine exposure can lead to reduced levels of mood-boosting neurotransmitters, including dopamine, and that sunlight exposure can increase them. Additionally, too much sun exposure can cause skin damage and increase the risk of skin cancer, so moderation is important