Your diet choices not only influence your overall wellbeing but also your
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Here you will find the main findings of some interesting scientific studies, which may help you make your everyday life better and healthier at work and in your free time. You can find more on my social media channels.
Consuming 56g of walnuts per day for 4 months was associated with improved sleep quality and self-reported measures of stress & mental health in females, in a randomised control trial
A diet high in ultra-processed foods (making up 19.9% of daily calories) may lead to a 28% faster decline in cognitive function over 8 years
Stress and a Western diet can negatively impact the gut microbiome and lead to a low diversity and an imbalance in gut bacteria, which may lead to health issues
Adequate omega 3 intake is associated with improved memory, learning ability and cognitive well-being. The best source is fatty fish.
The gut and brain communicate directly with each via the vagus nerve, this is known as the gut-brain axis. The type of bacteria in the gut can influence emotional responses, such as anxiety.
Being mildly dehydrated by a 1.36% body mass loss may lead to lower concentration, decreased mood and findings tasks more difficult to complete.