If you want to boost the health of your gut and your brain in one go, then foods that are loaded with probiotics are exactly what you need. Probiotics are full of “good” bacteria, the kind that restores the natural balance of gut bacteria and helps reset your digestive system.
Studies have also shown that our gut is linked to our brain—what’s deemed the gut-brain axis. Apparently, gut microbiota interacts with the central nervous system, regulates brain chemistry, and affects neuroendocrine systems connected with stress and memory function. Certain probiotic strains such as Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium, which are found in fermented foods and beverages like kombucha, may help ease symptoms associated with depression, anxiety, and stress while improving mood.
For a refreshing kick of probiotics, you have got to make yourself a kombucha mocktail: a simple combination of sparkling water, kombucha, and your choice of fresh juices and fruit wedges. Take a look here to get a more detailed recipe guide for making delicious kombucha mocktails.
This story was one of the best from 2019, and we are happy to include it in our “12 Days of Optimism” as we get ready to welcome 2020!