NOVEMBER 6, 2019

SOURCE: Manchester Metropolitan University 

The Mediterranean diet contains many foods that are probiotic, which provide good food for the bacteria,” researchers at Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU), in the UK have found. The foods are plant-based, such as whole grains, nuts, seeds, legumes and fruits. All these have beneficial chemicals such as polyphenols. Olive oil as part of a healthy, varied and fresh Mediterranean diet and as part of a healthy lifestyle will always be beneficial for physical and mental health.

Studies suggest that bacteria can affect hormones and neurotransmitters. Microbes can produce almost every neurotransmitter found in the human brain. We know that people who have at least 30 plant-based elements in their weekly diet have a more diverse bacteria in their gut, which is associated with better weight management, better heart health and better mental health,”

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