Why some children easily go into depression or look unhappy? Of the many reasons, food is one of the important reason that may contribute to the depression and feeling not so good.
What actually makes your child and you feel good?
Serotonin is a feel-good hormone, responsible for a variety of mind(mood) and body functions.
It is a neurotransmitter, that signals between nerve cells and affects ALL of the nearly 40 million brain cells!
A large amount of Serotonin is manufactured in our intestines in the enteric nervous system also called as the “gut brain”.
90% of your Serotonin supply is found in your digestive tract and blood platelets.
It has a calming effect on your mind(the brain in your head) AND your body (your gut brain or the enteric nervous system lining your digestive tract). That is why you don’t feel good when your stomach is upset for whatever reasons. 🙁
Serotonin affects you child’s :
- Ability to learn
- Impulse control
- Some social behaviors
- Sexual desire (teens and adults)
So what food should you serve to your children to make them HAPPY and FEEL GOOD?
Where do you get Serotonin?
Ghee has that very necessary Cholesterol that is responsible for making Serotonin. If the amount of Cholesterol is low in your child’s body, then Serotonin will be low, which in turn is responsible for so many functions as mentioned above.
This one food cures depression in children, teens and adults. Approximately 25 percent of the total human cholesterol is in the brain. Our brain contains more cholesterol than any other organ in the body.
Did you know that if cholesterol in your child is not digested and absorbed properly then the brain-related functions suffer? Memory becomes poor. Your child may easily suffer from depression and excessive emotions.
High LDL and low HDL are the cause of depression and memory issues. It’s known that Alzheimer’s disease is due to low cholesterol absorption.
Start eating and giving your children a good amount of homemade desi ghee preferably made of cow’s milk everyday to ensure the required quantity of cholesterol in the body to make enough serotonin for the brain and body.
Serotonin is also made from food that contains an amino acid called L-Tryptophan.