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If you’re feel­ing low, try eat­ing some as­para­gus. This nu­tri­tious vegie is one of the best plant sources of tryp­to­phan, an amino acid that is es­sen­tial for pro­duc­ing sero­tonin, our main “feel-good” hor­mone. Tryp­to­phan is also needed to pro­duce mela­tonin, which helps us sleep. Eat­ing as­para­gus is also good for di­ges­tive health as it con­tains a

com­pound called in­ulin, which acts as a pre­bi­otic. Pre­bi­otic foods help pro­mote

the growth of good bac­te­ria in the gut.

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