The bacteria in your gut are incredibly important for your health and weight. Here are 5 ways to improve your gut bacteria naturally!
Have you ever experienced “butterflies in your stomach”, or do you feel nauseous when you're anxious?
We tend to use these expressions because our gastrointestinal tract is actually sensitive to our emotions. We also tend to believe that our emotions are controlled by our brain, but another source may actually affect how we feel, without us even knowing it.
We're talking about our intestines, an organ that’s the natural habitat to trillions of microorganisms and contains a network of neurons just like our brains. This is why many researchers refer to our intestines as “the second brain.”
Our intestines are tied to our brain not just physically, but also biochemically, which is why many recent studies have been associating this organ with our digestion, mood, health, and the general way in which we think. It's really quite impressive.
For example, a large part of the serotonin, a neurotransmitter that acts in our brain and regulates our mood, sleep, and even appetite is produced mainly in our intestines. Other neurotransmitters which control our feelings and emotions are also produced in our intestines by the bacteria that live there.
Furthermore, these bacteria produce other chemicals that may affect the way that your brain works, and even your weight.
Now that you know how important your intestines are, not only for your well-being but also for your general health, we're going to show you a few tips that may improve their functioning.
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