12 Super Foods That Will Make You Super Happy (We Love #5!)

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4. Wheat Germ

Wheat germ will supply your body with an essential amino acid called phenylalanine. Your body will convert this amino acid into tyrosine, which will stimulate the release of dopamine. Be careful not to consume wheat germ if you are gluten intolerant or allergic to wheat, but for everyone else, put wheat germ in your cereal, oatmeal, yogurt, and smoothies for some of that feel-good dopamine release.


5. Dark Chocolate

Many people turn to chocolate when they are feeling down in the dumps, and there is good reason for that. Chocolate contains phenylalanine, the essential amino acid we mentioned above that is important in the production of dopamine. To get the most dopamine potential possible, try to get dark chocolate with a minimum of 85 percent cocoa. Just eating an ounce of chocolate will make you feel better and as soon as the dopamine kicks in, you might be tempted to eat more, but don’t. One ounce of this delight is all you need.


6. Watermelon

You always knew there was a reason eating watermelon on a hot summer day makes you feel so good! It’s the tyrosine watermelon contains! Tyrosine will be converted in the body into dopamine, which results in you feeling happy and satisfied with your life. Watermelon is high in vitamin B6 as well, which causes your body to produce more neurotransmitters like dopamine. This fruit is also low in calories, is fat free, and hydrates you while giving you a dopamine boost. What more could you ask?

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