Good health & wellbeing

Brain food. The idea that what we eat and drink has a direct impact on our mood is not a new one. An emerging area of study is nutritional therapy that explores the relationship or connection between brains and guts. While studies are still in their emergent stages, two key areas of research, as identified by Rachel Kelly and Alice Macintosh, are around healthy fats, the omega-3s and healthy microbiome or our gut flora. Kelly and Macintosh's work led them to devise a list of 10 rules to shape dietary behaviour and help with mental health: Eat mostly plants. Veggies and legumes are nutrient and fibre rich. Use plenty of herbs and spices. Particularly turmeric and saffron — the rules aren't ca