Essay on Informative Speech on Foods That Make Happy.

1342 Words Apr 16th, 2013 6 Pages
Haley Spesard
COMM. 101
April 4, 2013

Specific Purpose: After listening to my speech, my audience will gain knowledge on different foods that can act as antidepressants, help relieve stress, and actually put you in a better mood - and why.
Organizational Pattern: Topical
Intended Audience: COMM. 101 Class
Have you heard about the 12-step chocolate program? Never be more than 12 steps away from chocolate!
Flowers wilt, jewelry tarnishes, candles burn out – but in my house, chocolate doesn’t hang around long enough to get old.
Forget love, I’d rather fall in chocolate.
Orientation Phase:
Point: Today I will give you information about foods that can actually make you happy – at least in the short-term.
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Well, in this depressing time, there are certain special foods that can cheer you up.
Transition: First I’m going to inform you of some different foods that have been proven to de-stress, make you cheerful, and up-beat. II. What are anti-stress foods? A. The number one anti-stress food is…. You guessed it! Chocolate! 1. I think almost everyone likes chocolate in one way or another. Chocolate contains anadamide, a chemical that makes us cheerful. 2. Some scientists believe there are other components in chocolate that keep anadamide in the brain longer. 3. The sugar in chocolate boosts our levels of glucose and endorphins – which is another hormone which makes us happy. B. Salmon is number two on the list of helpful foods to change your mood. 1. It contains omega-3, a fatty acid that is regarded as one of the top antidepressants in the world! 2. No one is quite knows why, but according to a recent research it has been found out, people who consume omega-3 fatty acids daily are always in a better mood than others. 3. Other fish which have similar effects like salmon are mackerel, eel, and tuna. All of these are also known to fight symptoms of depression, persistent pessimism and even erectile dysfunction! C. Bananas are placing third on the happy food list. 1. Bananas have tryptophan; a protein that when consumed is turned into serotonin by the body. Serotonin is directly associated with

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