More Mood-Food … Bananas!

nn-Bananas-2  Bananas contain the important amino acid tryptophan and also vitamins A, B6 and C, fiber, potassium, phosphorous, iron and carbohydrate. Mood-boosting carbohydrates aid in the absorption of tryptophan in the brain, and vitamin B6 helps convert the tryptophan into the mood-lifting hormone serotonin. This helps to boost your mood and also aids in restful sleep.

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Because of its ability to raise serotonin levels, tryptophan has been used in the treatment of a variety of conditions, such as insomnia, depression and anxiety. It’s the potassium in bananas that make them such a good snack for those feeling stressed or tired. It’s important in the transmission of nerve impulses, heart rhythm and muscle function.

 

 

 

 

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