Tips To Boost Your Serotonin Naturally

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Published
Nov 21, 2021

Hindustan Times

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Serotonin, popularly known as the 'happy hormone' is a neurotransmitter that promotes overall health and well being

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It controls mood, emotions, hunger, and digestion and is also known for aiding in the regulation of circadian rhythms, which promotes quality sleep

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Serotonin also promotes learning and memory, and positive feelings and prosocial behaviour in general

Here are some tips to boost your serotonin levels naturally

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High-protein food

Although you can't receive serotonin directly from food, you can get tryptophan, an amino acid present in high-protein foods that your brain converts to serotonin

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Aerobic exercise

Walking, running, cycling, and swimming are all examples of aerobic exercise that stimulate serotonin production in the body

Sunlight

According to studies, spending time in the sun appears to help boost serotonin levels

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High-fibre diet

Consume a high-fibre diet to support healthy gut bacteria, which regulate serotonin levels via the gut-brain axis

Meditation

Serotonin levels rise in response to any type of meditation that boosts 5HIAA, an acid required by the brain for serotonin production

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Reduce sugary intake

Increased sugar consumption usually has the opposite effect, causing a mood drop

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