Turns out that, when it comes to fruit, some have more calming effects than others. I went googling around and found a study from Duke. They study food there a great deal and have a renowned weightloss center.
Anyway, would you believe plantains topped the list of fruit with serotonin? Not the green ones you fry and cover with hot sauce? The gushy black ones are best.The ones you can’t brush up against or they change shape. I find myself both drawn and repelled by them.
Here’s the list of the fruits that have the most calming effects:
1. Plantain, ripe
I didn’t know that when I wrote this http://amzn.to/1vkzaSm so I’m giving you a recipe now:
CALM-A-THON GREEN SMOOTHIE
1 plantain, black, ultra-ripe, peeled and chunked
2 cups pineapple chunks or frozen, unsweetened
Coconut water to taste
3 kiwi, peeled and chunked
1 cup tender spinach leaves
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 tablespoon raw honey
Put the plantain, pineapple and a cup of coconut water in the blender. Combine. Add the kiwi, spinach, cinnamon, honey and more coconut water to cover. Whirl. With the motor running, drop ice cubes through the top of the blender.
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