Vitamin D often holds a more significant role in our well-being than we might realize. Beyond its commonly known association with bone health, emerging research has shed light on its multifaceted importance.
Did you know that chickens can jump and fly too? Domestication of the chicken dates back to at least 2000 BCE. They do have the required feathers and muscles to fly, but they don’t do it much anymore, hundreds of years after they were domesticated. But if you give them the right motivation, they can do that.
For all of us experiencing the post-holiday blues, we can guarantee there’s nothing a cup of hot cocoa and a pinch of serotonin can’t fix. And for a dose of the latter, we searched online for the cutest moments captured on camera. So now, all you need to do is lie down on your couch and get ready to have your day brightened.
You’ve probably experienced that feeling on Sundays where you wish the weekend would last longer. Well, we’ve got you covered. These photos here will give you that second Sunday feeling during a rough week. So no matter what life throws at you, here are your daily doses of serotonin to get you through anything with a big smile on your face.
There have been many myths and misconceptions about food and diet that we’ve all been familiar with since we were kids. However, as years go by, science keeps busting more and more of them. But this doesn’t mean that everyone is aware of these myths — unless they are scientists keeping track of all the new studies. That’s why we decided to look around and see which of these misconceptions are still quite popular.
Whenever you do something out of pure love and kindness for someone you don’t know, it’s not only giving you and this newfound friend a sense of gratitude and a lighthearted feeling. It actually has a positive effect on your brain health, bringing in a healthy change with a boost in happy hormones, like serotonin and dopamine.
Science has taught us that there are many aspects of our body that we still do not fully grasp. The human body is a complex machine, and it can be extremely difficult to fathom all of its secrets. Researchers have attempted to scratch the surface of many questions, but they’ve done so in vain. For example, consciousness still remains a mystery. While the scientific community is still studying this topic, here are some fascinating facts your body is keeping a secret.
Love at first sight can be described in different ways. Some therapists describe it as an electric-type of feeling, while for others, it is a moment of connection where nothing else matters around you. And the reason for those warm feelings is that your brain is creating dopamine and serotonin. This is why you experience an instant attachment to someone the moment your eyes meet.
Scientists claim that our brain reacts more positively to all things that have infant features. We feel bigger affection even for adults and objects that have these features, like dolls, teddy bears, and even tiny miniature products. In our article, we’d love for you to have a serotonin boost by looking at photos that may make you want to squeal to the tune of 1,000 “awws.”
You don’t need to over caffeinate yourself when there are much better ways to start off your day. Looking at something cheerful won’t just improve your mood, but it will also make you laugh. And laughter can be highly beneficial to you after all. A bit of serotonin can go a long way to making sure we have a happy and productive day.
Being able to laugh is both an art and a natural skill. Babies start giggling when they’re 3 months old, and that’s even before they can speak. So a good laugh seems to be a real engine of progress! As adults, we do need this dose of serotonin sometimes and a collection of laughable pictures come to the rescue.
We have a lot of expressions for our emotions — we’re hot-headed when we’re angry, we have a heavy heart when we’re sad, and sometimes we feel like bursting with joy. It turns out that there’s a scientific explanation behind all these phrases, and it has something to do with our feelings targeting certain parts of the body.
Healthy foods are not only healthy for your body, but also for your mind. Your mind and body are more connected than you might think. They practically interact with each other through the nervous system. When you feel stressed, your brain will tell your gut, and this can impact your mood and energy level. That’s why, if you often feel moody or nervous, it’s time to take a look at your daily food intake. You might be surprised at the impact healthy foods can have on your overall mental health.
From movie theater buckets to the home popped kernels, we can’t deny that popcorn is a popular snack. However, even if you are a regular kernel fan, there’s a lot about this beloved food you probably don’t know—particularly when it comes to your health.
It is estimated that each American eats 53 pounds of bread per year. The reasons are very simple since bread is delicious, convenient, and can be easily transported anywhere. However, like most things that taste so good, bread also has its negative effects on the human body. And when our bodies are bothered, they send signs so we can take care of the problem.
A boy who can’t speak due to a brain injury but comforts his brother with hugs, 2 adopted kids with different skin colors who insist that they’re twins or a funny dog with a scab that grew into a heart mark on his nose. All these are just a few examples of the heartwarming moments that can make us turn into one big smile, even if we’re not in a good mood.
Few know that goofing around and having a laugh can actually improve your health. This means that having a good giggle at your pet does more than just cheer you up. There’s nothing like some uplifting photos to look through to make you laugh out loud for a serotonin booster. These photos, from the crazy to the wonderful, are here to add some positivity to your day.
A puppy gains about 10-15% of its birth weight every day, which explains why they look bigger every time we see them! Having pets and watching them grow up is one of the best feelings in the world and to spread the happy vibes, pet owners are sharing the transformation photos of their babies.
If you think you are one of those people who feels sleepy after every Thanksgiving meal and who blames the turkey for your fatigue, you may have been duped. As it turns out, this is one of the biggest food myths. However, there are other ordinary foods, like certain nuts, that can actually help you to fall asleep faster. Not only that, but they can treat insomnia and help you have a peaceful sleep without waking up in the middle of the night.
Weighted blankets weigh anywhere from 5 to 30 pounds and they can provide you with therapeutic benefits. This is because they mimic a technique known as deep pressure. In fact, the pressure can be described as feeling like someone is hugging you. At first, this blanket was used by therapists, but it can give you different benefits on daily basis.
Alpacas are rapidly growing in popularity as therapy animals, and frankly, we’re not surprised. These floofsters aren’t just ridiculously cute, they’re also highly intuitive and sensitive. People are noticeably happier and more relaxed after spending some time with alpacas, so we figured looking at them might have the same effect.
There’s an old adage that says to “trust your gut.” Although this usually translates to trusting your instincts and intuition, the saying is also applicable to your physical well-being. Your gut or your gastrointestinal tract has everything to do with how food comes into your body and back out of it. It plays a major role in helping your body power through whatever hurdles it may come across.
Our modern pace of life, work, and daily concerns can very easily lead us to feel stressed and anxious. And more often than not, when we are anxious or show any symptoms of these conditions, we turn to food as a refuge to feel better and calm down. It is in that moment that food can become our worst enemy: we consume unnecessary calories and then we feel guilty for having consumed them. It becomes a vicious circle that is hard to break free from, but fortunately, there are some easy solutions.
You may go to sleep and wake up still thinking about eating that tasty piece of chocolate, or perhaps you struggle to live even one day without tomatoes. These kinds of cravings can signify that you’re stressed, but according to some researchers, you may lack certain nutrients as well.
Scientists discovered that most mammals are actually genetically more similar to their fathers. Many of us generally assume that children get approximately half of their DNA from their mom and half from their dad, but as it turns out, a father’s genes are more dominant. Despite the fact that genes from both sides are equally present in the child, they might act differently, creating an imbalance.
The beach can be very beneficial to us, emotionally and physically. It’s the best cure for when we feel angry, anxious, or stressed. Apart from making our overall mental health better, it can also treat skin conditions and even help us burn a few calories.
Weight loss, breast cancer prevention, reducing insomnia, and way more — peanut butter is a natural treasure that can promote many positive changes in the body! It is full of useful vitamins, minerals, healthy fats, and elements that your body just craves. All you need to do is just enjoy it in moderation and you will see the results soon enough.
Pet owners love their dogs more than they love other human beings, according to a study. They care for their buddies like they are their own child and shower them with love, and dogs are no different. They too, protect their human against all odds and tell them that they love them in their own unique way.
In the office, at a shopping mall, or on a walk with your kid — exhaustion can creep up at the most inopportune moments. Sometimes fatigue is caused by stress and lack of exercise, and sometimes we can feel exhausted because of a poor diet and working environment. But wherever you are and whatever you do, there’s a way to boost your energy without 10 cups of coffee or 10 hours of sleep.
“I need a beach vacation so badly.” How often do we hear this from someone who is tired of work or their domestic duties? You may even be the one saying it, and you are absolutely right. Studies have found that being by the sea not only makes us feel relaxed, but also changes the chemistry of our body.
Even though dates aren’t considered to be a superfood, they’re very close to it. They offer so many health benefits that it’s almost a necessity for us to eat them! And the fact that they’re sweet and taste very good makes them that much better! All it takes is a week of eating this delicious fruit and your body will thank you.
Most of the time, we think that being healthy takes a lot of effort, time, and money. But in reality, you can turn your life around and feel healthier simply by incorporating a few new habits into your daily routine. For example, you can whiten your teeth using fruit and enjoy an extra cup of hot coffee for a healthy gallbladder. In this article, we’ll show you how many natural and affordable ways there are out there to treat yourself.
In addition to a sedentary lifestyle and an unhealthy diet, hormones might play a certain role in gaining weight. If you’ve been on one of the popular protein diets (meaning you eat only meat and have forgotten what carbs look like) for over a month now but your weight hasn’t changed, estrogen is probably to blame. In order to balance an excess of estrogen in your body, it’s recommended to minimize the consumption of products rich in protein.
According to the World Health Organization, about 1/3 of all deaths are connected with cardiovascular diseases. There is a product that helps to prevent them — fish oil. Fish oil contains irreplaceable fatty acids like omega-3 and omega-6 that help keep our heart and vessels healthy.
Most people are aware of how amazing honey is for sweetening your food when you don’t want to use sugar or how perfectly it softens your cakes and cookies. But honey is so much more than just a tasty treat, it has dozens of other uses due to its healing and antibiotic properties. No wonder that in Ancient Egypt it was used as a medicine more often than any other substance.