Your diet is playing a crucial part on your mental well-being. While a small percentage of the happy hormone serotonin is released from a cuddle, regular exercise and a healthy amount of sun exposure, the remaining 95 per cent is produced in your gastrointestinal tract.
That’s right, this often overlooked area of the body is lined with a hundred million nerve cells or neurons, which not only help the body to digest food, but play a vital part in guiding your emotions.
If a healthy gut means a healthy mind, then we simply need to know more. Imagine if we could begin to ease our anxieties and depression by making better choices when it came to diet? Here are some foods that heighten anxiety, plus solutions that will suppress anxiety: