Remember how our mothers would give us a spoon of curd and sugar before writing an exam or going for an important work? Well it seems, it has some deep science and understanding that good gut bacteria such as those found in curd would reduce stress and anxiety!
Anxiety and depression have been proven to contribute to gastro conditions like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). For decades, doctors, parents, and researchers have noted that about three-quarters of people with autism also have some gastrointestinal abnormality, like digestive issues, food allergies, or gluten sensitivity.
Stephen Collins, a gastroenterology researcher at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, has found that strains of two bacteria, lactobacillus and bifidobacterium, reduce anxiety-like behavior in mice. Both of these bacteria are found in fresh curd, made at home.
The burgeoning field of psychobiotics may prove to be a new treatment, derived from old traditions, for those with chronic depression using healthy bacteria to fight mental illnesses.
To make the best gut-friendly churna, you will need equal quantities of powdered:
In case of less hunger, have 2 tablets, 30 minutes before meal time and in case or over-eating or indigestion, you can take 2 tablets after food.
It is a common tendency to eat more when one is anxious. Think of it like the good bacteria are fighting a battle with stress and are asking for support. Make sure you send the right army (food with good bacteria) in.