Food For Thought?


Have you ever considered that the foods you eat may directly affect the thoughts you have? The "gut" is often referred to as the second brain. Vital nutrients, minerals, and vitamins are absorbed through the gut, but toxins are as well.


If you eat foods with pesticides, or foods with other chemicals (often utilized in our foods), those are being absorbed by your gut can go into your blood stream. So, anywhere your blood goes can be directly impacted by these toxins. This can be especially hard on your liver, kidneys and yes, even your brain. A build of of neurotoxins can lead to such diseases as Parkinson's, dementia and Alzheimer's, epilepsy and other memory and neurological disorders.

DID YOU KNOW THAT A CHEMICAL IN MICROWAVE POPCORN CAN CAUSE ALZHEIMERS?

Some other foods considered neurotoxins are:

Aspartame & artificial sweeteners

Diacetyl : "Natural Flavorings" or "artificial butter flavor"

MSG

Mercury: In a lot of fish

Food cooked in Aluminum, also in baking powder and antacids

FUN GUT FACT

Proteins contain nitrogen, which limits the number of bad bacteria in a microbiome. Eating protein decreases feelings of depression because of the production of serotonin, which improves your mood. Good sources of proteins include eggs, milk, yogurt, lean beef, turkey, chicken, fish, broccoli, oats, and nuts.

Gut Health for Mental Health



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Co-Owner, Pitcher Mountain Farm and Yankee Farmer's Market

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