How Does Food Affect Your Mood? Healthy Gut Bacteria -The Hidden Antidepressant

Last night was a night to remember for me. No, it wasn’t the gorgeous scene of eating at Cliffside Restaurant.  No, it wasn’t reuniting with my sister and fine-dining together after 20 months of living on opposite sides of the world. And it wasn’t even our super charming discount-giving server, Austin.

It was that my pants couldn’t even unzip far enough to relieve the bloating in my abdomen, and my mood became strangely pessimistic that night and into this morning.

That pessimism didn’t just come from falling off my healthy eating kick with fries and a root beer float, though. It was influenced by a chemical reaction that happened in my gut. Oils from deep fried foods and sugars in sweets interfere with the body’s ability to properly produce hormones and neurotransmitters, responsible for our mood and happiness.

The reality is, our food culture is setting us up for mental health failure. But we can do our part to set ourselves up for success!...

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