Be the Boss of Your Brain. What balances your blood sugar balances your brain chemistry. Our three brain chemicals that produce happy, relaxed feelings and resilience to stress are Serotonin, Beta-endorphins and Dopamine.
Beta – Endorphins
What are beta-endorphins?
- Beta-endorphins are neuro-chemicals that are known as the brain’s painkiller, increases levels of beta-endorphins are associated with good self esteem and general coping mechanism. Lower levels of beta-endorphins result in feelings of inadequacy and being stuck.
Reasons why we crave refined sugar to increase our beta-endorphins levels?
- Sugar temporarily increases beta endorphins levels, which leads to improved self esteem and resilience to stress.
Ways to increase beta-endorphins?
- Replace refined white sugar with low glycemic sweetness. Research shows that simply a sweet taste on your tongue increases beta endorphins. Satisfy your sweet tooth with coconut sugar or stevia instead.
- Include ample low glycemic foods like blueberries. Beta-endorphins boost bonus; find pleasures by savouring each bite.