5 ways to get your buzz on naturally

We all like to feel good but getting a buzz has traditionally been associated with things that aren’t good for you.

Nicotine, for example, releases epinephrine which causes blood pressure and heart rate to increase and also activates dopamine which makes you feel happy. It is also linked to many cancers including lung cancer.

Alcohol releases a flood of endorphins, which make you feel good, especially in the parts of the brain that are related to decision making and addictive behaviours. However, it's been shown that the long term overuse of alcohol can lead to high blood pressure, heart disease and many other conditions.

Sugar gives your brain a huge surge of the feel-good chemical dopamine. Unfortunately, your brain starts to need more and more sugar to get that same feeling of pleasure. Too much sugar can lead to weight gain, tooth decay and unhealthy skin.

So, if you want a buzz without the negative side effects what can you do?

Exercise

This is probably the best-known way to get your buzz. The benefits of exercise are enormous. The brain releases endorphins which make you feel happy, and it helps to control weight, strengthen bones and promote healthy muscles as well!

Whatever you enjoy, if it’s tennis, swimming running or going for a walk, the benefits are tremendous.

Meditation

Meditation can help to release dopamine which makes you feel happy. When the body is calm and the mind quiet, you begin to relax and feel pleasure. And when pleasure is felt dopamine is released giving a positive feel-good circle.

Laughter

One of the quickest ways to release the feel-good endorphins. Whether it’s a funny film, a good joke or a comedy show, the quickest way to feel better is to laugh. And if you can share this with friends even more endorphins are released - so having a laugh with friends is not only fun but also good for you!

Intimacy

Research has shown that oxytocin, sometimes called the love hormone, is increased during hugging and intimacy. This feel-good hormone is associated with empathy, trust and sexual activity. Being intimate also has other health benefits for the heart, mental wellness and decreasing blood pressure.- so if you need an excuse, this could be it.

Wheatgrass

Add wheatgrass juice to your diet for a natural buzz. This chlorophyll packed superfood contains 91 minerals, 20 amino acids and over 80 active enzymes and has 17 times more Vitamin B than Bananas. 

This powerhouse of a superfood promotes optimum energy, and you'll feel an instant boost. Providing all the nutrition the body needs, it really proves that when your body is nourished you will flourish.

To order your organic wheatgrass and to get your natural buzz to visit our shop today.