Eating eggs can make you kinder
Just thought I’d share something I read recently…hope its of interest to you.
Have you heard of serotonin? Well for those that haven’t it’s a happy hormone and eating eggs activates it. Serotonin helps maintain mood balance and our sense of happiness and as some researchers discovered it’s also associated with social behaviour…acts of generosity and kindness.
These researchers also knew that an amino acid, called tryptophan, found in whole eggs, poultry, beans, oats, fish, cheese, tofu, seeds, and nuts…converts into serotonin in the body. The interesting thing they discovered was if we eat foods full of tryptophan it can increase our willingness to give.
So with this knowledge they put this to the test…they took 32 healthy students and gave half the group a placebo and the other half the equivalent tryptophan of 3 eggs. Each student was given $15 for participating in the study and were asked if they would like to leave any of their earnings to charity. Those that had the eggs donated on average double the amount of the placebo participants.
Interesting what scientist research aye…have you had your eggs today lol.