Eating yourself happy!

@jillhill (37383)
United States
January 29, 2008 7:17pm CST
Well hands down the Italians are the happiest people and healthiest. I just read where it's been proven that pasta releases serotoxins in your brain which are the brains "feel Good" chemicals. Also Italians are more prone to use fresh tomatoes, olive oil and other natural ingredience in their pasta dishes. I love pasta and am happy to eat it whenever I can! Do you?
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9 responses
• United States
30 Jan 08
No I don't eat pasta that often but I do eat pizza.I am the same pessimistic person I have always been.I guess there's isn't fresh tomato sauce in my pizzas.
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
30 Jan 08
Well cheer up! I am sure eating pizza makes you feel happy too!
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• United States
31 Jan 08
Yes.I do enjoy pizza.
@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
30 Jan 08
I do love them, especially when using those ingredients. I use sun-dried tomatoes. Sometimes, I buy some from the grocery or the local market and sometimes I also make my very own. Olive oils are obviously not native to my country, so I usually get them from the market as well.. Guess I'll try to share some of those "serotoxins" here, since I always love to share the happiness with everyone!;)
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
30 Jan 08
Me too!!
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
31 Jan 08
we just had a nice spaghetti for lunch, mmmm, can't seem to make it too often, you know? do you happen to know if all noodles are considered pasta or just italian types? I've never thought of wonton, angel hair or ramen noodles as being pasta.
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
31 Jan 08
I grew up in an Italian community and they were a happy people - always close with family, loud, and passionate. I miss that atmosphere. The music is also very bubbly happy too. maybe this release of serotonin is why I have a hard time stopping at one helping of pasta?
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
1 Feb 08
Me too!!! And I do feel good after I eat it! LOL
@carolbee (16241)
• United States
31 Jan 08
Funny you mention this because I had Lasagne tonight for dinner. Maybe that's why I'm so happy..lol I do eat alot of pasta and I'm not Italian. Love anything from pizza to mostaccoli in red meat sauce. I love bread also. I do have a close friend who is Italian and she is always so happy and healthy. Nothing gets her down.
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
31 Jan 08
Actually that is what I made for supper as I had company over last night! (part of cleaning out my freezer thing) and I could eat pasta most of the time! thanks for sharing carol!
@brimia (6584)
• United States
31 Jan 08
We love pasta and eat it once a week. I love tomatoes, veggies, olive oil, and garlic (another healthy food) on it.
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
31 Jan 08
Yes...it's one of my favorite things too!
• United States
30 Jan 08
Wow, that's good to know. Love, love, love pasta,mmmmm, yummy! I eat it about once a week and right now it's morning but I sure could go for some spaghetti and meatballs, haha. I also love fresh tomatoes and eat quite a few during the week with dinner, but don't usually use them in making big dishes....maybe I should try it.
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
30 Jan 08
I always wondered why I felt so happy after eating pasta! LOL...now I know!
• Brazil
30 Jan 08
I adore a spaghetti with sauce of tomatoes done in olive oil.Not just spaghetti, one more Pizza, Lasagna, masses in general I adore.Plus the spaghetti is the best,it is also very good with sauce and meat milled.I recommend...
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
30 Jan 08
I do too....I acutally could eat it more then once a week!
• United States
30 Jan 08
I love the stuff I just don't know how to cook it. I get so mad when I over boil the pasta. Or when I buy a jar of nasty sauce. I would not waste my time trying to make it. I love to go out and buy the baked ziti or the spaghetti and meat balls. I think they know how to cook from scratch and that also helps stay fit and healthy.
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
30 Jan 08
It is pretty nasty when you boil it over..one of our local grocery stores makes a lasgna that really rocks! It's easier to buy it there then buy all the ingredience and try to make it so I understand why you like to purchase it.
@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
30 Jan 08
I also love pasta and this is good to hear. We use extra virgin olive oil all the time also for cooking. My son and I love fresh tomatoes and hubby don't care for them at all but he eats the spaghetti sauce with them in it.
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
30 Jan 08
Good for you!!! I love eating pasta too and do love the fresh veggies and olive oil! Thanks for sharing!