Today’s Take-Time Tuesday is about caring for our body by thinking about what we are putting inside it – what we eat, and our relationship with food.
The gut is sometimes described as ‘the second brain’. This is because our gastrointestinal tract is lined with more than 100 million nerve cells. With our central nervous system controlling digestion, there is therefore, a great deal of communication between our brain and gut. Therefore, when we have irritation in the gut, messages are sent through our central nervous system and on to our brain, which can in turn, trigger mood changes.
Knowing that mood and food are hugely linked, today is all about taking time to really enjoy, appreciate and be considerate about our eating.
“There is no sincerer love than the love of food.”
– George Bernard Shaw