Raise your Serotonin

By: Amy Perrin


  • CHOCOLATE: High in magnesium and other 'feel good' nutrients.
  • LEAFY GREENS: Energy enhancing
  • WALNUTS: Loaded with Omega 3 and other brain nutrients
  • EPSOM SALTS: Calming
  • WATER: Hydration. Increases energy and lowers stress
  • CAYENNE PEPPER: Depression reliever
  • BANANA: Helps raise serotonin
  • GREEN SMOOTHIE: For an energy zap
  • SMILING: Releases happy hormones
  • ALMONDS: Brain food and magnesium
  • OATS: Eases depression
  • NATURE: Spend time in nature
  • WALKING: Clears the mind and raises serotonin

"The amino acids tyrosine, phenylalanine and tryptophan are aromatic amino acids that are necessary to produce both serotonin and melatonin. Serotonin is needed for healthy and restful sleep and elevates and stabilizes the mood. Serotonin also helps modulate processes like human sexuality, appetite, and metabolism. Melatonin is important in the regulation of the interior body clock and is a cancer fighter and powerful antioxidant associated with the protection of nuclear and mitochondrial DNA. We get these three amino acids by eating healthy foods. Supplements are good to take up the slack until you fix deficiency problems caused by lousy diets." -- Craig Stellpflug