In a society, where nutrition and healthy lifestyles are more of a trend than ever before, new research has surprisingly shown that 66 per cent of Brits are not aware that having poor gut health can lead to us making poor decisions.
The new study commissioned by Kellogg’s, highlights the importance of having a healthy gut due to the impact it has on our overall wellbeing. It outlines how if our gut health isn’t at its’ best, our emotions and wellbeing can be affected, leading to poor decision making. It therefore comes as a surprise that almost half of Brits (46 per cent) didn’t realise that their gut and mind are linked.
Brits are also in the dark in their knowledge of how mood can be affected by our gut health as 82% of Brits claim they were not fully aware that serotonin (the chemical which brings our mood up) resides in the gut and communicates with the brain affecting mood, behaviour and anxiety.
Aston spoke to Catriona Campbell-Voegt, nutritionist and Kelloggs well-being lead to discuss new research which reveals that Brits are unaware that having an unhealthy gut can affect your decision making and general mental health and wellbeing.