GUT HEALTH & MENTAL HEALTH
Have you ever felt sick to your stomach when you are stressed? The connection between gut and brain is seriously no joke. It can be linking anxiety to stomach issues and vice versa. There is a reason why the expression of “feeling butterflies in your gut” when you are nervous exist. Our brain and the gastrointestinal system are intimately connected.
Serotonin is well known as a brain neurotransmitter. It is a chemical found in our brain, blood, intestines, and connective tissues. It has a key role in our brain function and essential for overall wellbeing, it is often associate with positive mood. And do you know… 90 percent of our body’s serotonin is made in our gut. It is a two-way stream, as our brain affects our gut health, our gut health has close correlation with our energy levels, mood, and sleep quality too.
This is one of the reasons why FoodCraft works hard on curating fermented food and all sorts of other good stuffs that help to promote a healthy gut. Eating a healthful and balanced diet is crucial to promoting our physical health as well as mental health.