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The Serotonin/Carbohydrate Connection

Posted by DSCH on August 17, 2003, at 14:47:05

In reply to Barb/Others, Re: The Cortisol/Sugar Connection, posted by McPac on August 17, 2003, at 13:56:35

I picked this up from "Food and Mood" by Elizabeth Somer MA RD.

Eating carbs, especially simple ones, boosts blood insulin. Insulin assists tryptophan transport across the blood brain barrier causing serotonin levels to rise. If you are overweight and have a history of eating lots of sweats and carbs, it is likely you have developed hyperinsulinsim or insulin resistance which will make this serotonin effect stronger while depriving your brain of blood glucose (hypoglycemia).

Some of you may want to have a peak at the thread I started down below and rather obliquely and whimsically titled "Thanksgiving Dinner Serotonin Sydrome".




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