Today I’m sharing something a little closer to my personal research interests (given that I’m getting my PhD in psychology/neuroscience): how your diet can affect your mood! In the video I quickly cover tryptophan, the amino acid that has antidepressant-like effects, and go over a study directly looking at how people’s symptoms of depression, anxiety, and overall mood are affected by being put on a high vs low tryptophan diet.
And the list of high-tryptophan foods from the study is below!
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- Nuts like cashews, walnuts, and almonds
- Legumes like soybeans, peanuts, and chickpeas
- Seeds like sesame, pumpkin, and sunflower
- Grains like oats, wheat, rice, and corn