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Endorphins: how to promote them naturally with food

Endorphins are neurotransmitters in the brain that produce positive emotions, help improve moods and are all natural painkillers for the body. The brain produces endorphins after exercise, while eating, laughing, or having sex. They are peptide hormones created by the central nervous system and the pituitary gland and having the same effect as morphine when it is produced, and their primary function is the suppression of pain signaling. Endorphins reduce your perception of pain and create a sensation of excitement, pleasure that can be followed by positive things and faith in life.

In addition to the above, you can still create your own endorphins in extremely simple ways. Here are the top 5 recommended food to naturally boost your endorphins:


Just like serotonin (a happy chemical), phenylethylamine (PEA) and anandamide, cacao stimulates the natural release of endorphins. Pure cacao powder, one of the most popular foods, also contains antioxidants. Why not try some recipes with pure cacao powder to boost your body's energy? It will definitely be an enjoyable experience for you and your family.


Spicy foods

Chilli and spicy foods contain a compound called capsaicin, which causes your brain to think it is hurting. At that moment, your brain immediately releases endorphins and dopamine to relieve pain. Therefore, if someone eats a large amount of spicy food, it triggers a feeling of well-being because of hormones releasing.



Rhodiola is a nootropic and brain adaptation stimulant that is thought to improve memory and increase work productivity. In addition to stimulating the release of endorphins, rhodiola can help reduce cortisol levels and increase endorphin levels for the body, making you feel more cheerful and excited.



Ginseng has many scientifically proven benefits, including pain relief, stress relief, recovery promotion. This herb has been shown to help balance the release of stress hormones in the body, enhancing endorphin production. There is some scientific evidence that ginseng also improves mental performance, memory and is very helpful in reducing blood sugar for diabetics.


Vanilla beans

Some scents can improve your mood by affecting the production of endorphins. Vanilla's fragrance is one of them.It helps to reduce anxiety, increase neurotransmitter function, making your brain produce more serotonin and dopamine. In addition, it is also a powerful antioxidant that helps fight inflammations, provides a lot of B vitamins, magnesium, calcium and potassium.


Only with these five foods you can supply your body with much endorphins that will bring positive emotions to your everyday life.

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