6. Enhances Mood
Your mood is affected by the level of serotonin in your body. Serotonin, sometimes called the‘happy chemical’, is a neurotransmitter that helps to transfer messages from one area of the brain to another.
Brain cells related to mood, appetite, sleep, sexual desire, sexual function, memory, learning, even temperature regulation (amongst others), are all influenced by serotonin.
In particular, a decreased level of serotonin production is linked to a depressed mood.