After the success of my first coffee workshop on Healthy Gut, Healthy Mind, I thought you might like a little summary of what we covered and talked about. I've been intrigued by gut health for several years having struggled with a history IBS and in the last couple of years, depression. Over the years, with help from specialists, I have found a link with eating gluten and my depression symptoms - eat gluten, depression comes back to bite. But how can that be the case? How can what I eat affect my head?
How do you see food - as something that gives us fuel, something that tastes good, a chance to socialise? How many of you would have said health? Food is exactly that - health. Everything we eat provides are body with energy, macronutrients, but also vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and a whole host of other healthy benefits.
Sounds like such a simple concept - eating slowly. But must of us were taught to hurry up when we were little and eating at the table. Nowadays life is busy and hectic, so we use eating as a way of feeling, rather than relaxing. However there are numerous benefits to sitting down at the table and actually enjoying a meal, leisurely.