Top 7 Foods That Boost Serotonin

The Takeaway

Serotonin is a neurotransmitter released by the pineal gland of the brain

It is most well-known for its positive effect on mood, but it also helps to regulate digestion and body temperature

Foods that boost serotonin include: kiwi, dark chocolate, seeds, nuts and vitamin D-rich foods

Some foods contain tryptophan, which is a precursor to serotonin, but these are only effective when consumed with a high-carb, low-protein diet

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Yellow bunch of bananas on matching yellow backdrop
05/15/2018
The Takeaway Serotonin is a neurotransmitter released by the pineal gland of the brain It is most well-known for its positive effect on mood, but it also helps to regulate digestion and body... read more
Yellow bunch of bananas on matching yellow backdrop
05/15/2018
The Takeaway Serotonin is a neurotransmitter released by the pineal gland of the brain It is most well-known for its positive effect on mood, but it also helps to regulate digestion and body... read more