We can credit the dopamine in our bodies for our sense of drive, enthusiasm and pleasure. Without dopamine we might feel empty, bored, irritated, or even sad. Phenylalanine is an important precursor to the neurotransmitter dopamine, and can be found naturally in black-eyed peas.*
A one-cup serving of black-eyed peas will also provide your body with fiber, potassium and vitamins A, B and K. If you’re not a fan of black-eyed peas, try phenylalanine-rich alternatives like almonds or edamame.
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