Elk NetworkThe Pursuit of Happiness

General | April 9, 2017

“Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness!” It is perhaps the most well-known phrase within the Declaration of Independence. So that begs the question, “What makes you happy?”

Outside magazine published an article several years ago that suggested 14 different things that can bring happiness. The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is partial to number 12:
12. Eat Happy Meals
What you ingest can have a huge impact on the level of neurotransmitters in your brain. Here are the top feel-good foods and active compounds that lift your spirits.

Elk. Elk meat is rich in tryptophan, an amino acid that helps the body synthesize the happy neurotransmitter serotonin. Also packing high levels are spirulina, spinach, turkey, egg whites, black beans, split peas, pumpkin seeds, walnuts, cashews, and almondsSee the entire list here.

(Photo source: Lance Fitzgerald)