Feeding your brain

Your brain is composed of over 100 billion brain cells, otherwise known as ‘neurons.’ Each neuron can communicate with other neurons via synapses. Messages travel from neuron to neuron with the aid of brain chemicals called neurotransmitters. You may have heard of neurotransmitters such as serotonin, dopamine and adrenaline, but there are hundreds of others. When a large enough amount of a neurotransmitter builds up at a synapse (junction) between neurons, the neuron fires and creates a ripple effect. This is what takes place when you get a joke…or don’t get a joke. This complex neurological machinery ultimately determines how you feel…and it’s made out of food! It has been only 200 years si

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