There’s an interesting link between your mood and your gut. Who hasn’t felt butterflies in the stomach when anxious?
Many brain chemicals are created in your gut, and the digestive system includes a very complex network of nerve cells communicating with the brain.
So perhaps it’s unsurprising that new research into many mental health issues is focusing on the use of probiotics, to alter the balance of good and bad bacteria in the intestines.
There have already been some positive surprises in treating stress, anxiety and ADHD.
Yoghurt isn’t the only source of probiotic cultures. Try some miso paste, sauerkraut, microalgae, pickles or olives.
HSG’s expert nutritionists can deliver Healthy Cooking Demonstrations at your workplace. We can cover a wide variety of topics including how to cook healthy meals that are rich in probiotics.