There are a lot of things which create our happiness, from family and friends, to pets, exercise and of course, food!
Every day we consume a variety of food that benefits our physical health, but researchers have found some foods may also have a positive impact on our mental health too.
With recent scientific evidence indicating the microorganism, probiotics, can increase happiness, our latest post explores why and how it can help boost your mood!
How do probiotics help mental health?
Probiotics are a live beneficial bacterium, that is naturally created by the process of fermentation in foods.
You may not realise, but probiotics can be found in your everyday diet, including yogurts and cheese, but also in goods such as kefir, salted gherkins and brine cured olives.
Researchers have found that eating pre and probiotics can minimise the effects of mental illnesses such as anxiety, depression and also protect the body against the mental effects of stress.
Not only this, but researchers continue to investigate whether probiotics can help ease bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and even autism.
The stomach may seem to be the last place to treat a mental illness, however bacteria can produce neurotransmitters, making the connection between the gut, your brain function and mental health.
In addition to mental health benefits, probiotics lead to an improved digestive function, reduction in inflammation and contribute to weight loss.
Although more research is needed to confirm whether probiotics have benefits to your mental health, studies show that there is potential, so don’t give up on your fermented foods yet!
Eat yourself happy with The King’s Dairy yogurt!
Yogurt is one of the best sources of probiotics, as it’s made from milk fermented by good and healthy bacteria.
So, why not indulge in our own exclusive label brand The King’s Dairy? Our creation of tasty yogurts have probiotics running through all their delicious flavours!
The King’s Dairy is a range of bio-live, Greek-style yogurts, made with British cow’s milk and completely gluten free throughout a variety of flavours.
Perfect for any business, you can purchase The King’s Dairy through the Smylies online shop.
Alternatively, explore everything you need in a yogurt and all the feel-good benefits that The King’s Dairy offers!
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