DAILY HAPPINESS TIP #30- Go Bananas with Bananas and Eat Your Way to Happiness

A banana a day keeps the stress away…

On top of the many health benefits of eating bananas, this fruit is claimed to have a positive effect on human emotions. Lots of people have linked their happiness with their banana consumption. Bananas contain tryptophan, an essential amino acid, which is the precursor of the neurotransmitter serotonin, known to make you relax, improve your mood and generally make you feel happier. Happy people have high serotonin level in their brain while people suffering from depression have low.

Moreover, in stressful situations when metabolism is accelerated and potassium level decreases, bananas being rich in potassium help normalize this element. Dr. Caroline Longmore, author of The Serotonin Secret recommends eating at least four bananas a week together with other tryptophan-rich foods to boost your body’s serotonin level and improve your mood.

“On a traffic light green means go and yellow means yield, but on a banana it's just the opposite. Green means hold on, yellow means go ahead, and red means where the hell did you get that banana...” - Mitch Hedberg

Related tip: DAILY HAPPINESS TIP #7- Reward Yourself with a Bar of Chocolate

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