Maintaining a healthy microbiota intestinal system can improve one’s mood. Digestive system bacteria influences the synthesis of serotonin, known as the happiness hormone. Scientific research has revealed that the composition of one’s microbiota intestinal can affect depression, anxiety and passivity. The brain communicates with the microbiota, and there is some evidence that, for example, consuming yogurt with probiotics can favorably modify brain activity. In addition, the intestine essentially serves as a physical barrier and a first line of defense against diseases. Ultimately, eating a healthy diet is important, and consuming fermented foods with live microorganisms is recommended.
- Bacteria in the digestive system produces most of the serotonin we have and it affects our mood greatly
- Studies have shown that living a healthy life with pre- and probiotics fight mood induced issues.
- Probiotics have microorganisms that help with the immune system to help defend against diseases along with the bacteria in our digestive system.
“An article of Ted Dinan, from University College Cork (Ireland), published in the magazine Neurogastroenterology & Motility, revealed that the depression and the anxiety are linked to an alteration in the composition of the microbiota intestinal.”