Various scientific studies carried out in recent years, state that the hormone melatonin, secreted by our brain (in particular by the pineal gland, which also produces serotonin aka the "happiness hormone"), can have great antioxidant and anti-ageing power on our organism. This process is especially taking place during the night when we sleep.
It is possible that melatonin is not only the hormone involved in promoting sleep and rest but a very powerful weapon in helping our immune response, fighting inflammation and oxidative stress.
Foods rich in melatonin or melatonin precursors such as tryptophan and vitamin B6:
Foods rich in melatonin: oats, cherries, corn, red wine, tomatoes, potatoes, nuts, bananas, mustard, goji berries, olives, coriander and fennel. 🍒🌽🍎🥔🍷🍌
Foods rich in tryptophan: tofu, almonds, pumpkin seeds, sesame, milk.🥛🎃
Foods rich in vitamin B6: lentils, chickpeas, beans, sardines, salmon, bananas, sunflower seeds, artichokes, avocado, nuts. 🥜🌰🍌🍣🥑🍆
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