One of the best ways to improve your mental health is through your gut. Like your brain, the gut has its own nervous system. It sends information to the brain via the vagus nerve. This helps explain the gut brain connection and why you might feel queasy when you’re nervous or stressed. Just as the brain impacts the gut, what we put in our gut can impact the functioning of the brain. By balancing the mind with regular sleep and exercises we can promote the growth of good bacteria. With the right gut health diet, we can feel the positive mental effects of a healthy gut.
Check out the infographic by “skooJAH.com” to know the connection between a healthy gut and a healthy mind.
Dietary changes won’t be sufficient for everyone and are not a substitute for other forms of treatment. If you’re struggling with symptoms of a mental health disorder, talk to a therapist or your family physician. Nutrition is a key contributor to good mental health, thus enhancing the gut brain connection.