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Food & nutrition
Serotonin and the ‘feel good’ factor, or A Banana a Day Keeps the
Stresses at Bay
During the last few years, practitioners and parents have become interested in the effect of
chemicals on brain growth and on children’s behaviour and wellbeing.
Serotonin is known as the ‘feel-good’ chemical, produced in the stomach from the food we eat, and
eroded by the chemicals produced by stress. We should all be encouraging children (and each
other) to eat more of the foods that contain serotonin to counteract the stresses we all experience.
If you want more information, look on the internet, but remember – eating a balanced, healthy diet
is the best way to boost you serotonin levels!

Click on the link to get a chart showing the foods that contain
serotonin.
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