Food And Mood – Eat To Be Happy Cont’d

Clinical Herbalist Reviewed on January 6, 2011 by Paulina Nelega, RH

Now-a-days so many people are on carbohydrate free diets and diets very low in carbohydrates. Great for the shape, but is this good for people who need a calm and gentle mood?

Research shows that foods high in carbohydrates help increase the amount of the amino acid tryptophan. Tryptophan is then converted into the happy brain chemical known as serotonin.

People who have lower serotonin levels may have cravings for foods that are rich in carbohydrates. Does this sound familiar to you? Eating a rich carb diet before your menstrual cycle can also help curb that anger, frustration and confusion.

Food rich in carbs: Whole Wheat Pasta, Baked Potatoes, and Raisins

Share this with your friends to help them have a happy mood.

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Paulina Nelega, RH
Paulina Nelega, RH, has been in private practice as a Clinical Herbalist for over 15 years. She has developed and taught courses in herbal medicine, and her articles on health have appeared in numerous publications. She is very passionate about the healing power of nature. Ask Dr. Jan

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