A study just came out suggesting food may influence our moods and mental health.
Scientist Joseph Garner fed mice diets high in sugar and tryptophan (an amino acid that’s a precursor to serotonin – known to influence mood and impulses). He found that mice that already exhibited abnormal hail-pulling (trichotillomania) actually worsened their hair-pulling or developed new abnormal scratching behavior. More concerning, healthy mice also developed these abnormal behaviors! When the mice got off the diet, the negative behaviors stopped.
“What if the increase of simple sugars in the American diet is contributing to the increase of these diseases?”
Great question and something we should be answering…
Have you noticed any foods that affect your mood? Please share!