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February 3, 2015

Eating eggs may make you kinder!  

That's the latest news on eggs from researchers in the Netherlands.   In a small clinical trial, 16 adults were given the equivalent amount of tryptophan found in 3 large eggs, while 16 others were given a placebo (cellulose powder).   Each subject was rewarded with money for taking place in the trial, then given the option of donating some of the reward to charities.   After taking the supplements, those on tryptophan donated double the amount of money compared to those on the placebo!(1)   

 

Tryptophan is a precursor to serotinin, one of the brain neurotransmitters that increases feelings of happiness and wellbeing.   Many antidepressants work by making serotonin available for a longer period of time within the brain, but eating eggs may provide more serotonin in the first place.   Seems to me a sensible way to brighten your day.  

 

Here's some other interesting info on eggs

  • Eggs have a biological value of 100.   That...

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