4 Feel Good Hormones You Can Boost in Your Daily Life



Dopamine, Oxytocin, Serotonin, and Endorphins are known as the “Feel Good Hormones.” To be unstoppable, find a way to bring one, two, three, or all four into your life every day!

Dopamine is considered the reward hormone that is involved in feelings of intense pleasure. To release more dopamine in your daily life, engage in activities you love such as exercising, listening to music, getting sunlight, and finishing a huge task. Foods involved in Dopamine release are anything containing tyrosine, such as fruits and vegetables, chicken, turkey, fish, and green leafy vegetables.

Oxytocin is called the love drug or love hormone, released during childbirth to stimulate uterine contractions and when you fall in love. To increase oxytocin, get a massage, give or get a hug, cuddle, or make love. Foods containing vitamins D and C, fatty fish, mushrooms, tomatoes, peppers, spinach, and avocados can help bring on feelings of love.

Serotonin can provide feelings of euphoria, satisfaction, happiness, and optimism. To release more serotonin in your daily life, get good sleep and exercise. Foods containing Tryptophan, such as cheese, chicken, egg whites, fish, milk, sunflower seeds, peanuts, and pumpkin seeds can also release serotonin.

Endorphins are considered the brain’s natural pain reliever, and they relieve stress and create feelings of well-being. To release more endorphins in your daily life, laugh, listen to comedy, call that hilarious friend, exercise, and get out in the sun. Foods that release endorphins are dark chocolate, the darker the better.

In summary, Dopamine supports feelings of reward and motivation, Serotonin helps maintain emotions, Oxytocin is the “love” hormone, giving you a rush of pleasure from affection and connection, and Endorphins create a surge of pleasure, often in response to occasional discomfort or stress.





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