Mood swings from the lockdown, we all have them... Feeling tired, too much stress, too much easy food? It is possible that you have a deficit of one or more neurotransmitters, and in addition to the good book or an hour of indoor sports or a fun game, you can resort to nutrition, which - if studied properly - can recreate a state of balance.

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The important thing now is not to discover the psychological mechanisms that regulate our mood swings, but to control the values of the neurotransmitters that circulate in our blood: it is a group of substances (including serotonin, epinephrine, norepinephrine, dopamine and GABA), which act on the nervous system in various ways: they make us feel relaxed, release aggression, awaken the alarm and defense systems in us, and improve our concentration...

The serenity switch: serotonin

Serotonin is the neurotransmitter that regulates sleep, pain threshold and satiety. It is also the switch of tranquility, serenity and balance. Do you have a serotonin deficit? Have a nice meal of pasta and rice, the foods that are best for you.

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Dopamine is the neurotransmitter that drives us to adventure, to conquest and to put us in the game. It stimulates appetite and taste for good food. A dopamine deficiency, which often manifests itself during an effort, makes us tired, unmotivated, sad and apathetic. Do you have a dopamine deficiency? Fish, meat (but also eggs and cheese) are ideal foods for you.

In principle, it's okay to consume:

A plate of legumes, like beans or lentils, once or twice a week. They contain a lot of protein rich in tryptophan and phenylalanine, which are the precursors of serotonin and dopamine.

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Organic meat and crustaceans, such as oysters, mussels, sea snails, shrimps. These foods are very rich in iron, zinc, copper and vitamin B6: a cocktail of minerals and vitamins that helps to restore the right levels of dopamine and serotonin.

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