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A Banana a Day Keeps the Psychologist Away!

201701256A.jpgDid you know that eating a banana can make you happier?

That’s because it contains tryptophan, a type of protein that the body converts to serotonin, the so-called “feel good hormone”. It helps you relax, improves your mood and makes you happier.

In addition, bananas contain vitamin B6 that regulates blood glucose levels, which can also help boost morale.

During the winter, when so many people suffer from seasonal depression, eating a banana from time to time could be a good idea.

Larry Hodgson is one of Canada’s best-known garden communicators. He has notably been editor-in-chief of HousePlant Magazine, Fleurs, Plantes et Jardins, À Fleur de Pot and Houseplant Forum magazines and is currently the garden correspondent for Le Soleil and radio garden commentator for CKIA-FM Radio. He has written for many garden publications in both the United States and Canada, including Canadian Gardening, Harrowsmith, Horticulture, Fine Gardening and Organic Gardening. He also speaks frequently to horticultural groups throughout Canada and the U.S. His book credits include The Garden Lover’s Guide to Canada, Complete Guide to Houseplants, Making the Most of Shade, Perennials for Every Purpose, Annuals for Every Purpose, and Houseplants for Dummies, as well as nearly 60 other titles in English and French. He is a past president of the Garden Writers Association (now Garden Communicators International) and the winner of the prestigious 2006 Garden Media Promoter Award offered by the Perennial Plant Association. He resides in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.

1 comment on “A Banana a Day Keeps the Psychologist Away!

  1. Finally, advice that I already follow. 🙂

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