17 Apr 2019

EAT PROTEIN AND PINEAPPLES FOR POSITIVITY

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EAT PROTEIN AND PINEAPPLES FOR POSITIVITY

Eat your way to happiness.

Many protein-rich foods contain the essential amino acid, tryptophan, which acts as a natural mood regulator. This is because tryptophan is converted to serotonin, one of the body’s key ‘happy hormones’, helping to reduce anxiety and depression.

Tryptophan can also help reduce blood pressure, restless legs, insomnia.

To get your tryptophan fix, try incorporating some of the following foods into your diet: cottage cheese, tofu, salmon, tuna, red meat, turkey, eggs, fish, buckwheat, chickpeas, soy beans, almonds, pumpkin seeds, and peanuts into your diet on a regular basis.

Supplementing with spirulina and brewer’s yeast can also boost your tryptophan levels.

The herb passion flower improves the uptake of tryptophan into the brain

If you’re a bit over protein foods and want to eat something sweeter, eat pineapple, as the tropical fruit is a great source of tryptophan.

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