Apples are great, but you might want to change your mantra to "a banana a day." Did you know that they can help with this major health issue...
Eat a banana, get happy, according to Dr. Caroline Longmore, author of The Serotonin Secret. She says depression could be blamed on lack of serotonin, the "happy hormone," and that you can boost your body's serotonin levels by eating foods rich in the amino acid tryptophan like cottage cheese, turkey--and bananas! She recommends eating at least four bananas a week.
Funny, I frequently grab a banana when I'm feeling a little blah (like yesterday). And, I think they really do lift my spirits.
Have you heard of the banana-happiness connection? And are bananas one of your go-to fruits?
MORE FROM VITAMIN G:
- 5 Reasons Why Facebook Is Good For Your Health
- Demi and Ashton's Twitter Suicide Scandal
- True Health Confession: "I'm Normal By Day, But Violent in My Sleep"
- Subscribe to Glamour right now and get an exclusive tote bag free!