In a recent scientific study, it was discovered that fermented foods appear to help alleviate social anxiety in people. Meaning foods like sauerkraut and pickles can have an overall positive effect on your mood and well-being!
Medical research is increasingly recognizing the link between your gut and health. If your gut is out of balance, then your overall health will be problematic. The long term effects of this imbalance can even lead to depression and anxiety.
The gut is also home to your body’s second nervous system (a “second brain”, if you will). According to Dr. Michael Gershon, you have the same amount of neurotransmitters in your gut as your brain!