A family eating around a table laughing

10 foods to increase serotonin

vegan protein foods
woman feeling happy
selection of dairy foods
bowl of mixed fruit
jars of seeds and nuts
family eating dinner
bowl of cooked white rice
sardine and cream cheese sandwiches
brazil-nuts
different types of eggs
bowl of raw spinach
soy milk next to soy beans
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Donia Hilal

Donia Hilal,
Nutritionist

Joined Holland & Barrett: Jan 2018

Bsc in Nutrition, Registered Associate Nutritionist and Certification in Pre and Post Natal Nutrition

Donia started her career as a freelance nutritionist, later she joined Nestle as their Market Nutritionist to help support their healthier product range, before joining the team at Holland & Barrett in January 2018.

Donia has over 6 years experience as a Nutritionist and also works with clients on a one to one basis to support their goals which include weight loss, prenatal and postnatal nutrition and children’s health.