It is estimated that 64 per cent of adults suffer from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and symptoms of depression. Both can be relieved with the introduction of “good bacteria”. In just 6 weeks of taking a daily dose of a probiotic supplement, (like the ones found in yogurt, the study found an improvement in health. After 10 weeks the difference could be measured with and MRI. Areas of our brain that regulate mood were improved. Researchers believe it is more proof of the communication between our gut bacterial make-up and our brain.
If yogurt really isn’t your thing you can try other fermented food like sauerkraut.