Noggin Nugget- Serotonin
Bite size brain facts to help us understand what we can do to help our amazing brains
Serotonin is a so called neuro transmitter- a chemical that helps brain cells communicate.
Serotonin is involved in regulating mood, sleep anxiety and appetite.
Balanced serotonin levels help our mood, our digestion and help us sleep
Over 90% of our serotonin is made in our gut ( another example of the brain gut connection)
One source of serotonin is creation from another chemical called tryptophan- ( trip-toe-fan) which we get from what we eat
One way of supporting our own natural serotonin levels are tryptophan rich foods:
Sources of tryptophan are:
Salmon, Eggs, Spinach, Nuts and Seeds, Chicken and Turkey ( part of the reason everyone feels so sleepy after eating Christmas Lunch!)