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Email your questions for Dr Libby to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note, only a selection of questions can be answered. to our brain, yet many neurotransmitters are actually made in the gut.
Fermented foods such as sauerkraut are rich in acetic acid which can help promote good stomach acid production and hence great digestion, allowing beneficial microbes to reside in the large intestine, thereby enhancing our mood. You can buy them or make your own.
Dark chocolate is a good source of tryptophan, an amino acid that supports the production of serotonin. Chocolate consumption also drives the brain to produce another chemical called anandamide, which has been shown to temporarily block feelings of pain and depression. Dopamine is also produced when we eat chocolate, and this can have a mood lifting effect on many
Dopamine is produced when we eat chocolate, and this can have a mood lifting effect on many people.