One in four of us will experience a mental illness (1). Take a second to let that sink in…
There are many factors that have been linked to an increased susceptibility to mental health problems, but one has become increasingly noticed by scientists: A poor-quality diet. It’s no coincidence that as fast food and sugary drinks have exploded in popularity, we are suffering more mental health issues than ever.
A nutrient-rich diet, however, is actually essential for safeguarding mental well-being. 90% or our serotonin (the happy hormone) is made in the gut, and therefore optimal gut health is vital for managing a healthy and happy mental state. We must look at this aspect of our health as a piece in the jigsaw puzzle when it comes to supporting mental health issues.
We spoke to Naomi Langford-Archer (2), a gut health specialist and registered nutritional therapist, to ask her advice on how we can improve our own gut health. She works to treat the root of mental illness, not just the symptoms, learning from her own experiences with gut health relating to mental health.
An easy way to increase your fibre intake and put something good in your gut is with our Super Smoothies: Green Guru and Berry Boss. Not only are they bursting with active cultures, but they also contain over 8g of fibre per serving!
So put something good in your gut and try our Berry Boss and Green Guru Super Smoothies. The active cultures are the dairy-free probiotics that increase your microbiome and so help support healthy digestion naturally. Available direct online at www.b-fresh.co.uk
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