06 Oct Mental Health & Gut Health
Did you know your gut has a direct effect on your mental health? It’s true — and this connection can go both ways. Troubled intestines signal the brain, just as a distressed mind sends signals to the gut since the brain and your GI system are so intimately connected. If you’re feeling extra stressed out or anxious, paying attention to your gut health may be key to a clear, calm mind.
Here are some of our tips:
- Fiber-rich foods (ex: broccoli, avocado, and berries) and foods high in omega-3 fatty acids (salmon, mackerel, and flax seeds) to help aid digestion and reduce inflammation
- Probiotics like apple cider vinegar, kefir, sauerkraut, and kimchi balance the good bacteria in your gut
- An herbal tisane (like Digest) can improve digestive function. Carminative herbs like ginger, fennel, and peppermint help warm up the digestive tract, reduce gas, and support the digestion process from start to finish