Discovered this interesting piece by Deane Alban of Be Brain Fit and it really caught our attention. It’s called Balancing Neurotransmitters to Take Control of Your Life.
In it, she shares some intriguing discoveries. Here’s one of them:
Tryptophan is the amino acid precursor, or building block, of serotonin.
It’s found mainly in protein-rich foods like meat, eggs, fish, and dairy.
So, theoretically, eating tryptophan-rich foods should raise serotonin levels, but the relationship between serotonin, tryptophan, and food is not that straightforward.
Unexpectedly, both tryptophan and serotonin levels drop after eating a meal containing protein.
It turns out that protein blocks the synthesis of tryptophan into serotonin.
To learn more about how to balance neurotransmitters, take a look at the rest of this fascinating article…