Gut health has the greatest and most significant influence on our mood, emotions and overall wellbeing 90% of serotonin is produced in the gut. Who knew 🌺🌸🌼
Recent studies are calling our gut our second brain, if you’ve ever gone with your gut to make a decision or felt butterflies in your stomach when you are nervous you’re likely getting signals from an unexpected source, hidden in the walls of the digestive system this ‘brain in your gut’ is revolutionising medicines understanding the links between digestion, mood, health and even the way you think. Not only is your gut controlling digestion from swallowing to the release of enzymes that break down food to control of blood flow that helps with nutrient absorption to elimination. It communicates back and forth with our big brain with profound results. 🌺🌸🌼
Irritation to the gastrointestinal system sends signals to the nervous system that trigger mood changes- anxiety, depression and stress are all related back to your gut. There has never been a better time to take care of your digestive tract. 🌺🌸🌼
Gut microbiota contains tens of trillions of microorganisms including at least 1000 different species of known bacteria. Good gut bacteria we need to keep it happy by eating the right food. Here are a few.
Jerusalem artichoke– high in insulin, strong prebiotic potential
Bananas– peacemaker among microbiome known as phyla
Broccoli– cruciferous veg kale, cabbage, cauliflower reduce inflammation
Blueberries– antioxidant and vitamin K
Fermented food– tempeh, miso, kimchi, kefir
Beans– release short-chain fatty acids that strengthen your intestine cells.
FOOD IS MEDICINE
Are you feeding your mind body and soul