At a glance
- What exactly do we mean by gut health? Why focus on gut health? What have gut bacteria got to do with it?
- You can support the health of your gut bacteria through the types of food and drink you include in your diet
- The answers to these, and more, are in our guide on how food can fuel great mental health.
We’re taking a closer look at how what we eat can impact our mental wellbeing, in particular exploring the link between our gut health and mental health. Often referred to as the ‘second brain’, our digestive system can affect our immunity and resilience to stress, both of which can affect our mood through what is known as the gut-brain connection.
With thanks to Jo Williams and Aurea Fellows, nutritional therapist and occupational psychologist, who have discussed the connection between good gut health and mental health, the role the body plays in this and tips on some changes or additions you might make to your diet to keep promote a positive mind, energy and physical wellbeing.