How your diet affects your mood

January 16, 2015 10:00 AM

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How your diet affects your mood

They say you are what you eat, but exciting new research suggests otherwise: You feel what you eat. Scientists are focusing on psychobiotics, a type of bacteria found in certain foods that can produce and deliver important chemicals like serotonin to the brain. Their findings could mean a whole new approach to treating mental health issues, including depression and anxiety.

Psychobiotics are a subset of probiotics, bacteria that have made headlines in the last few years for aiding digestion and boosting the immune system. Today you can buy probiotic-rich yogurt, juice and even chocolate bars. Now it appears that some of these probiotics may also have a meaningful impac...

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