Boost your mood!
- 7 Months ago
If you get tired easily, or don't feel satisfied after eating, or feel depressed for no apparent reason, low levels of serotonin may be the cause for such problems. The World Health Organization claims that there are as many as 121 million people worldwide who are facing depression at the hands of serotonin deficiency. Serotonin, generally known as the "happy hormone" or "the feel good hormone", influences our moods and sense of well-being. This hormone plays an important role in how we feel each day, thus when the brain produces serotonin, tension is eased.
Numerous studies have shown that some foods influence the release of neurotransmitters in our brain which in turn has an impact on our moods. The simple truth in this is: "We are what we eat and what we eat affects how we feel". For example, anger, body temperature, appetite and sleep are all controlled by the levels of serotonin in one's brain. A sufficient level of serotonin in the brain keeps us feeling good and relaxed.Serotonin is acquired from an essential amino acid called Tryptophan which is not produced by the body. Dietary efforts can alone ensure sufficient levels of Tryptophan in the body.