Little happiness is certainly a top priority for Happy Moms. This can be realized not only from playing with the Little One but also from healthy food for toddlers that can produce feelings of happiness and make them more excited. Is there really? Maybe that question arises in Moms’ mind right now.
Happy feelings don’t just show up, Moms. In the human brain, one hormone called serotonin influences the brain in regulating sleep and appetite, maintaining mood stability, and preventing pain. Lack of serotonin levels in the brain can reduce happiness and lead to the risk of depression. On the Harvard Health blog, Dr. Eva Selhub, MD, the staff of Harvard Medical School, wrote that 95% of serotonin is produced in the digestive tract which is also connected to the nervous system. So, what happens in the digestive tract is not only about processing food, but it can also affect our mood. According to the American Nutrition Association, one way to increase serotonin levels is to eat foods that contain lots of amino acids tryptophan and vitamin B. Here are some foods that can increase Little Serotonin levels, Moms:
Cereals, oatmeal, crackers, and whole wheat bread can be a healthy snack choice for Little One. Scottish health practitioner and writer, Dr. And Rutherford from NetDoctor, said that wheat can increase serotonin production in the brain. Containing vitamin B, these nutritious snacks can also add energy to your little one when they are less energetic.
Fish, poultry, meat
According to the website of the non-profit organization World’s Healthiest Food, fish such as tuna, sardines, and salmon can be good sources of serotonin. Likewise, with poultry and meat (beef and goat), both of them contain a lot of tryptophan which can maintain serotonin levels in the brain.
Vegetables and Fruits