One of the most important parts of your health is not something you can see or even directly feel. It is the billions of microbes in your gut that through their diversity and metabolism modulate your immune system, mood, and overall well-being. Two of the most important factors that impact your microbiota are your diet and lifestyle. In regards to diet, eating a wide variety of foods, eating foods rich in omega-3 and 6 fatty acids, and incorporating probiotic foods are ways to ensure you maintain a diverse and happy community of microbes in your gut. For more information check out this infographic from the European Society for Neurogastroenterology and Motility.
A change of diet through Metabolic Balance program can not only help with you physical but also mental well-being. Different chemicals and processes in the brain are responsible for your mood and are impacted by what you eat. For example, serotonin is produced in a healthy intestinal flora when the body has absorbed enough tryptophan through a healthy diet. Omega-3 fatty acids commonly found fish, flax and chia seeds are important for brain metabolism. B vitamins found in many foods including protein sources are also brain boosting vitamins. All of this is to say that, “happiness can be eaten”.
You feel at ease in your body
Food often has a direct influence on your emotional state. The type of diet and lifestyle leads to various hormonal reactions. Vitamin- and mineral-rich, “healthy” foods can make a significant contribution to feeling happier because they provide the body with all the basic building blocks it needs for biochemical processes and well-functioning organs. Your second brain is in the gut. And this is also where a big part of the happiness hormone serotonin is formed. Your happiness starts in your gut.
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