on Jul 17, 2015 @ 02:02 pm|
There are many times where we may feel stressed out, nervous or overwhelmed. Stress can be a result of many factors in our life, but the key to living well is managing it. There are many ways to calm our nerves from exercise to meditating, but new research suggests there is one food item that tops the rest when it comes to reducing stress.
Eat pickles for less social anxiety
About 700 students participated in the study. They were asked about their activity levels, consumption of fruits and vegetables and how many fermented foods they eat. The findings revealed those who ate more fermented foods had a reduction in social anxiety.
Researchers suggest that fermented foods, such as kimchi, sauerkraut and pickles, contain probiotics that can change the gut environment. Until now there have been many studies linking a mind-gut connection, so it's of no surprise that food can help ease social anxiety.
The best part about these findings is pickles, and other fermented foods, are generally safe to consume with no harsh side effects. So what easier way to boost mood than with snacking?
What are probiotics?
Probiotics can help promote good health because they are living micro-organisms which can fight off bacteria. Typically, our gut contains good and bad bacteria. When the bad bacteria takes over in the gut, it can lead to many health concerns – especially with digestion. Probiotics work to achieve a balance between the good and bad bacteria to achieve ideal digestive health.
4 ways fermented foods boost health
As you can see a happy gut translates to happy health overall. The best part is fermented foods generally have a long shelf life, so they are cost efficient as well. With such a wide variety of fermented foods out there, it's easy to find one you enjoy.
Yours in Good Health,
|probiotics on Jul 17, 2015 @ 02:31 pm|
Great information on probiotics! I love eating and making fermented foods. Sauerkraut is simple to make and very delicious too. I put mine in sandwiches, on rice or just eat it on its own.
I would also recommend eating kefir. I purchase mine at Costco but you can also find it at health food stores. It contains an abundance of probiotics and is so good at calming down your nervous system. I eat it plain with some maple syrup mixed in or add it to smoothies. I've even baked with it in the past.
|who knew on Jul 17, 2015 @ 02:56 pm|
I love this. I have really bad anxiety so any tips are good ones for me. the only issue i would hve is being in a social situation with my breath smelling pickly, i guess it could be a great coversation starter lol. .. in anycase i had no idea. Thank you