What do you do when you’re feeling a little “blah”? When you wake up tired, moody, and agitated—and just can’t shake off that funk? For me, I know a bad mood means it’s time to slow down, reset, and give my body and mind a little extra TLC.
When we think about eating well, we often think about what we should eat to nourish our bodies, get enough energy, protect our hearts, manage our weight…and that’s all super important! But, did you know food also has a really big impact on our brain health and function, including our mental wellbeing?
“Your gut and your emotions are a two-way street.”
– From the film Food Matters
I am sure you have experienced this interplay at some point in your life…butterflies before going out with your crush, uncomfortable bowels (read: diarrhea) before you had to give that uber-important presentation at work, upset stomach when you are feeling stressed or anxious…
This is our brain talking to our guts.