Food Intolerance, Serotonin Deficiency and Sugar Cravings

Serotonin plays the most important in maintaining mood balance but Serotonin is also the appetite suppressant in our body. This powerful brain chemical curbs cravings and shuts off appetite. It makes you feel satisfied even if your stomach is not full. Serotonin deficiency in our body also leads to sugar and carb cravings which makes it very difficult to follow a low calorie diet.

Despite the common belief that serotonin is primarily produced in the brain, 95% of the serotonin production originates from the cells of your gut. When our gut system gets inflamed due to food intolerance, the serotonin production is seriously decreased.

Lack of serotonin puts us in a vicious cycle. The more we eat the foods that we are intolerant to, to feel full, we crave more for food.

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