Bacon and the brain

I don’t need an excuse to eat bacon. But if I needed one, it would be the generation of serotonin and tryptophan:

Another neurotransmitter, called serotonin, helps you feel serene and content, combating anxiety. A carbohydrate snack will raise your serotonin level quickly, but it will also make you sleepy, so again, it is better to keep the level steady.

To manufacture serotonin the brain needs tryptophan, a substance found mainly in eggs and meat – the good news is that a bacon and egg breakfast will supply your body with serotonin building blocks to last the day.

Click on the image to watch this morning’s breakfast sizzle.



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