Good mood food
When you feel tired, depressed, stressed or anxious, the chances are you wouldn't consider your digestive system or a food you have eaten to have anything to do with it. Clinical studies into the gut-brain connection have revealed a complex communication system that ensures the proper maintenance of gastrointestinal homeostasis and is also likely to have multiple effects on cognitive functions like mood. The complexity of these interactions is via the pathways of the gut-brain axis. Scientists have discovered that the digestive system acts like a 'second brain' producing neurotransmitters such as serotonin - a contributor to feelings of well-being...