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Foods High in Dopamine and Tyrosine

11 Dopamine-Filled Foods For That Feel-Good Feeling

Dopamine is kind of a big deal as far as hormones go, but if you haven't heard of it, it's a neurotransmitter that aids in regulating the brain's pleasure and reward systems. It's released when we perform reward-based activities and essentially a feel-good hormone that keeps us happy, motivated, satisfied, and generally feeling great.

Although there are numerous factors that can affect our motivation and mood, there are ways you can attempt to counteract them by boosting your body's dopamine levels. As one of the main components of dopamine, enriching your diet with foods high in the chemical tyrosine can give your body a little nudge in producing happy hormones and therefore giving your mood a boost. Read on for 11 foods that'll keep you focused and feeling good.

  1. Cheese
  2. Spirulina
  3. Soy foods
  4. Lean beef and lamb
  5. Lean pork
  6. Seafood
  7. Chicken and turkey
  8. Nuts and seeds
  9. Eggs and dairy
  10. Beans and lentils
  11. Whole grains
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