Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Top Stress-Reducing Foods

How can food change our brain chemistry to help us fight stress? Here's an example:

Protein contains tryptophan which is a large amino acid that be converted to serotonin (helps regulate mood) in the brain. Carbohydrates help our brain properly process tryptophan.

Want to boost your serotonin levels and elevate your mood without any fancy pills?
For a snack that's sure to make you smile, try a glass of non-fat milk along with a handful of whole grain crackers. For extra energy, add in a small handful of walnuts for more tryptophan and mood-enhancing flavor.

Click here for other stress-reducing foods

Have a Heatlhy Day from Momentum.

Contributed by Monica Van Winkle

No comments: