2 handfuls of cashews is the therapeutic equivalent of a prescription dose of Prozac.
Inside you, the essential amino acid L-tryptophan is broken down into anxiety-reducing, snooze-inducing niacin. Even more important, tryptophan is also made into serotonin, one of your body’s most important neurotransmitters. Serotonin gives a feeling of well-being and mellowness. This is such a profound effect that Prozac and similar antidepressants usually either mimic serotonin or artificially keep the body’s own serotonin levels high.
You can do the same thing with your food. Consider that five servings of beans, a few portions of peanut butter, or just two handfuls of cashews provides one to two thousand milligrams of tryptophan, which will work as well as prescription antidepressants!
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