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Sep 21, 2021

I was reading an article that said I should eat pineapple to increase my serotonin level.
I also seen other articles about kiwis, avocados and other foods.
In those articles you might find something about serotonin ability to calm you down. 
Or to help with anxiety. Or depression.
This one got me a little twitchy. Because the article mentioned the pineapple should be inside of a sugar cake of delight.
This is like a person pointing to the ice cubes inside an alcoholic drink. And trying to convince themselves they are hydrating with water.  
Which brings up the hackles in me about so-called superfoods.
The special formulas. And buzzwords on parade.
I think what ticked me off was the implication that the implication of a fruit inside of a sugar based cake becomes a healthy alternative.

Posted is the short version because I wanted to say so much and it was coming in a twenty minutes. 

I have weed whacking to do so this is the short, simplified version for those who think six minutes is all they can take.

In this episode, a look at what is serotonin and what it does to the mind and body.

Resources Mentioned: 

The Dana Foundation is a non-profit that provides information about the brain and brain health for kids and adults. Has a good explanation of Neurotransmitters
The Hormone Health Network is a website connected to The Endocrine Society, the world’s largest organization of endocrinologists, representing more than 18,000 physicians and scientists.
There is a post on their website about What is Serotonin? that is written from their perspective. The also have a little something about  dark chocolate. 1 oz. a day will help mood, A1C levels, stress reduction and heart health. 
From Harvard Health: Serotonin The Natural Mood Booster. The have a series on the feel good hormones.
Very Well Mind has a write up about bananas and will they chill you out or not. 

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