Good mental health is as important to our overall well-being and health as any physical condition. Life expectancy of people with mental disabilities is many years shorter than average. Research has been showing that lifestyle, especially diet and exercise, is a key approach to prevent and manage mental health.
The gut microbiota has been subject of research indicating that dietary changes such as increased dietary fiber can influence mood and behavior via interaction with these bacteria.
Read the paper to find out more about the fascinating interaction between our gut, the bacteria that live in it, diet and our brain.