Saturday, November 14, 2009

Natural occurring Tryptophan in Bananas, milk, etc... = Best Antidepressants

Sometimes we believe that the only way to find ourselves healthy is taking all the medicine our Doctors prescribe (I am not saying all medicine is bad) but after research thousands of websites, and worry all the time, get healthy sometimes is so simple is hard to believe.
A recent study in London, find out that Bananas are specially great foods we all know that bananas contain potassium, which is good for your heart and muscles is one of our body's bigest electrolite. I learn that Bananas contain tryptophan this is equal to serotonin, which means that Bananas are the Best Prozac ever, if you suffer from depression or mood swings you need to eat bananas every day and other foods like milk, turkey, peanuts, brown rice, barley, dairy products, fish, beeing addicted to this foods sound better right? :)
Bananas also contain high numbers of vitamin B6 and B12 which helps brain, nerve system. Bananas can avoid brain arteries bleeding and heart attacks.
Bananas are good regulating the temperature in your body.
Bananas help you avoid constipation because it contains a lot of fiber.
Bananas have tree sugars which are good for you and will give you all the energy you need. Also Tryptophan is precursor of B 3 vitamins like niacin, or niacinamide that prevents and cure Alzhaimer.
So now you know, include bananas and all these foods containing tryptophan in your diet and keep yourself in good mood and in mental health with out having to intoxicate your body with pills that do nothing but to kill you or kill yourself sounds terrible but is true!.
God did give us all what we need to heal, but we insist in putting in our bodies unhealthy meals, bananas are sweet I could eat them all day :) lets give it a try.
Next I want you to read exactly how Tryptophan happens:

Read all about Tryptophan next from Great Vista Chemicals:

Tryptophan is an essential Amino Acid. Tryptophan is a naturally occurring amino acid that is found in many foods, most significantly in milk and bananas. This amino acid is essential to the human body for the production of serotonin, a brain chemical necessary for sleep and for mood regulation.

Tryptophan is also the nutrient that the body uses to make melatonin. It is a precursor for serotonin (which aids sleep and anxiety),and helps in niacin (B vitamins) production. Foods that are considered sources of tryptophan are dairy products, beef, poultry, barley, brown rice, fish, soybeans, and peanuts. Tryptophan is a component of many plant and animal proteins, and a normal part of the diet that humans must get from outside sources. It also happens to be the precursor (starting material) from which our brains make serotonin, which calms you down and makes you sleepy.

L-tryptophan is a natural sedative. It is normally found in turkey meat, and many people believe it to be the cause of a sleepiness common after a Thanksgiving feast. Like other amino acids, L-Tryptophan is one of the building blocks of protein, but unlike some amino acids, L-Tryptophan is considered essential because the body cannot manufacture its own. L-Tryptophan plays many roles in animals and humans alike, but perhaps most importantly, it is an essential precursor to a number of neurotransmitters in the brain. As such, L-Tryptophan is the only substance normally found in the diet that can be converted into serotonin. Since serotonin, in turn, is converted in the brain into melatonin, L-Tryptophan clearly plays a role in balancing mood and sleep patterns.

The conversion of L-Tryptophan to serotonin is a two-step process. First, L-Tryptophan is converted into 5-HTP (5-hydroxytryptophan) and 5-HTP is then, in turn, converted into serotonin (also known as 5-HT), one of the neurotransmitter chemicals that carries messages between brain nerve cells. Neurotransmitters are secreted by one cell and picked up by receptor proteins on the surface of another cell. Once the message has been delivered, a neurotransmitter is either destroyed or absorbed into the cell that made it. This process is known as re-uptake. When re-uptake is inhibited, the effect of the neurotransmitter (in this case serotonin) is amplified. Neurotransmitters like serotonin are involved in the regulation of pain, pleasure, anxiety, panic, arousal, and sleep behavior (the sleep-wake cycle).

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