What are the health benefits of serotonin?

Having healthy levels of serotonin could make you less likely to lash out under stress. In a study, when researchers temporarily lowered serotonin levels in healthy volunteers, the volunteers were more likely to get disgruntled about a partner's unfair play during a game.

How can you get more even-keel serotonin in you? One option may be to eat tryptophan-containing foods like chicken, chocolate, dairy, tuna, eggs and nuts. Your body needs tryptophan to produce serotonin.

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