Two handfuls of cashews are just enough to replace the prescription dose of Prozac. L-tryptophan, an essential amino acid, breaks down into niacin, and it is able to reduce anxiety, and induce snooze.
What is more important, tryptophan is made into serotonin, one of the most important neurotransmitters in human body. Serotonin makes you feel good, or as the Australians prefer to say, “no worries.”
This effect is so potent and profound, and Prozac, Paxil, and other antidepressants either mimic serotonin or maintain serotonin level in the body pretty high.
The same goes for different foods. Nobody can make you believe that beans, peas, cheese, nuts, and wheat germs are toxic-loaded when consumed in large amounts.
More info about the effects of cashews as natural anti-depressant here.
Source: Complete Health and Happiness
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