Did you know that your gut is actually a type of “second” brain? This is because what we eat has a direct effect on the way the rest of our body feels. It makes sense, the gut is where we absorb nutrients from our food, including around 95 percent of the total serotonin the body uses each day.
The effects that we feel from food is not limited to the body either, from blood sugar spikes to energy crashes these reactions make their way to our brains and effect our mental health. Using this knowledge, there is actually a wide variety of whole and natural foods you can eat in order to combat stress, depression, and anxiety.
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Take a look at the graphic from Snap Kitchen below for the best foods to eat for improving mental health, as well as when to eat them for the greatest effects!
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