Food = Mood

Milwaukee Health - - PERSPECTIVE -

Ninety per­cent of sero­tonin is pro­duced in the gut – and the health of your mi­cro­biome can have a big im­pact on your mood. “Even low-level anx­i­ety and de­pres­sion will man­i­fest as GI symp­toms like ab­dom­i­nal pain and al­tered bowel habits, poor ap­petite, nausea,” says Dr. Daniel Stein, gas­troen­terol­o­gist and head of the In­flam­ma­tory Bowel Dis­ease pro­gram at Froedtert & the Medical Col­lege of Wis­con­sin. His ad­vice: Slow down and aim for a diet that’s half veg­eta­bles and fruits, 25 per­cent high-fiber carbs and 25 per­cent pro­tein.


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