The importance of maintaining a balance between your good and bad bacteria goes far beyond simply having good gut health, it can impact you daily through your mood. This is what we call the ‘gut-brain axis’.
Basically, your gut communicates directly with your brain, hence the saying ‘go with your gut feeling’. Feeling butterflies in your stomach when you are nervous about something is just one example of this gut-brain connection! Having good gut health has been strongly linked to mental health due to this gut-brain connection, so eating foods that enhance your gut health is fundamental to your wellbeing.