Tuesday, June 01, 2010
I WENT A LITTLE OFF TRACK YESTERDAY….
AND LOOK WHAT HAPPENED
Yesterday was a great day and I got a lot of stuff done…decluttering, exercising, cleaning and even enjoyed some time with friends. I was fine until after dinner and then I got to fixating on some old ‘baggage’. Needless to say I reached for my ‘PAIN KILLER’ and managed to finish half a container of frozen yogurt. Luckily I slipped into a ‘coma’ afterwards and just went to sleep.
Lesson 1: DO NOT BRING THAT STUFF IN THE HOUSE !!!
If I want something that badly, there are plenty of places around here that will sell me a single serving.
So I decided to do a little research to help prevent the mood swings and I found
“HOW TO EAT TO CONTROL MOOD SWINGS”
with Elizabeth Somers registered dietician & author (about 5:15)
Basically, Food sources that help with serotonin production are:
*** foods high in B-vitamins (brown rice, chicken, corn ,eggs, green leafs, legumes, meat, nuts, peas, sunflower seeds, nutritional yeast),
***Calcium (almonds, brewer's yeast, green leafs and cruciferous vegetables, fish with bones, sesame seeds, tofu),
***Magnesium (green leafs, brown rice, sesame seeds, shrimp, salmon)
***and Tryptophan (turkey, soy foods, peanuts, almonds). Protein contains tryptophan, which helps convert serotonin levels in the brain. Researchers are not sure why, but tryptophan needs carbohydrates to help raise serotonin levels in the brain. Eat protein with vegetables, nuts, milk, beans, peas, avocados or bananas.
Essential fatty acids necessary for serotonin production are:
***the omega 3's (fish oils found in mackerel, salmon, sardine, tuna; walnut oil, flax oil) andDHA (Docosahexaenoic acid) is an omega-3 fatty acid. It is found in cold water fatty fish and fish oil supplements, along with eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). Vegetarian sources of DHA come from seaweed.
for more info see
“WHAT FOODS RAISE SEROTONIN LEVELS?” wiki.answers.com/Q/What_foods_raise_