The Gut-Brain Connection: Boosting Mood Through Diet
Updated: Mar 4, 2019
Dieting is usually a popular new year’s resolution we see this time of year. Developing
healthier eating habits is great, but understanding how to use food as fuel is even better! Let’s
talk about a few ways you can actually boost your mood through your diet...
Scientifically speaking, your gut microbiome is made up of trillions of bacteria, fungi and
other microbes. It plays a very important role in your overall health by aiding digestion. It also
affects your immune system and many other aspects of your physical health.
As for the mental health benefits of the microbiome, the gut-brain connection is powerful!
The gut-brain axis refers to the physical and chemical connections between your gut and brain.
Therefore, you can improve your brain growth and mood by altering your gut bacteria.
• Add Fermented Foods To Your Diet Sauerkraut, yogurt, kefir, and fermented
vegetables are natural sources of probiotic bacteria.
• Consider taking a probiotic supplement with Lactobaccilus
• Eat foods that avoid GMOs and other harmful ingredients.
• Monitor your Gluten intake as gluten enhances the state of the gut lining which can
Above all, try to cut back on processed foods and sugar as they can really affect your
mood (and health). Remember that nutrition can be part of a comprehensive treatment plan for
depression, anxiety and other mental illnesses.
Above all, cut back on sugar for optimal mental and physical health