Back in the day our main way to preserve food was to ferment it. Eating it that way was out of resourcefulness. However, with modern preservative chemicals and refrigeration we have gotten far away from classic fermented food. Sadly, that is not making the healthy bacteria in our gut happy. When bacterium are not happy neither are we!
Recent studies are revealing the importance of a healthy gut flora to mood. Boosting the levels of beneficial gut bacteria have been shown to help the body cope with stress, reduce anxiety and improve mood.
The solution: Try and include fermented foods daily such as yogurt, kefir, sauerkraut, kimchi, miso, and HONEY! It may also be helpful to take a good quality probiotic supplement. Click here for more