How Stress and Emotions are Controlled by your Stomach
New research suggests that some of our thoughts and emotions are controlled by our digestive systems rather than our minds.
Scientists believe that around 95 per cent of the body’s serotonin (the happy hormone) is produced in the gut, while recent studies have found that what you eat is key to being happier and less stressed. This research suggests that by improving your so-called ‘second brain’ – also known as your ‘gut brain’ – you can be happier and less stressed as a result.
How can Tigernuts help?
They are high in fibre and resistant starch. Resistant starch is not digested in the stomach and passes into the colon where it acts as food for the good bacteria in our gut – they need feeding too! Keeping these little guys healthy helps to aids digestive health, kill precancerous polyps in the colon, reduce inflammation in the colon, prevent or treat inflammatory bowel disease and improve insulin sensitivity.