The gut-brain axis is a two-way street for communication between your brain (central nervous system) and your gut 'second brain' (enteric nervous system) that are connected physically and biomechanically in a number of different ways.👇
The Vagus Nerve & The Nervous System
Short Chain Fatty Acids
Too much science, isn't it?🤔
❣️The takeaway is that your gut health is linked to the immune system, your mood, energy levels, sleep quality, anxiety, depression, and stress, digestion, and physical and mental performance during the day.
These sings whether are positive or negative affect many other body functions.🤩🥴
SO WHAT ARE THE LIFESTYLE FACTORS THAT CAN DISRUPT THE BALANCE OF THE GUT?
🤐Anxiety & depression
🩺Medicines & antibiotics
🍩High sugar intake
🍽Low diversity & low fibre diet
🦠Ingestion of pathogens
HOW TO SUPPORT YOUT GUT HEALTH?
Eat a diverse diet full of whole grains, lean meats, fish, fruits, and plenty of vegs.🥦🍎🍌🍠🥑🥩🍣🥜
Avoid stress or don't add more and try to include some relaxing activities for your mind.🧘♀️
Eat food that contains probiotics (kimchi, unpasteurized sauerkraut, kefir, yoghurt, apple cider vinegar) and prebiotics (asparagus, banana, garlic, onion, tomato, apple, mango, berries).👩🍳
Try probiotics supplementation but it's important to do own research to pick right ones.💊
Conclusion Your gut and brain are connected physically through millions of nerves, most importantly the vagus nerve. The gut and its microbes also control inflammation and make many different compounds that can affect brain health.
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