Video: ❶ Fermented Milk Products: Benefits In Treating Depression
Some fermented milk products, in particular kefir and natural yogurt, can increase the body's resistance to stressful situations and depression. According to the BBC, this interesting discovery was made by scientists at the Irish National University in Cork. Location: Location: The research was based on a previously established fact confirming the relationship between intestinal disorders and the psycho-emotional state of a person. The results of laboratory experiments on experimental rodents confirmed that lactic acid bacteria contained in enriched kefir and yogurt are capable of affecting the brain.
In addition, during the experiments conducted in fermented milk products, a new bacterium, lactobacillus rhamnoses JB-1, was discovered, which has a sedative effect. According to the head of the research group, Professor J. Crian: “This bacterium has an effect on the brain, due to which a person's level of stress and the number of fears is dramatically reduced. Foods rich in lactobacillus rhamnoses JB-1 make people calmer and more balanced."
In addition to the discovery of the bacteria, the study proved the connection between the stomach and some parts of the brain. As it turned out, the stomach, with the help of the nervous system, has a direct effect on a person's mood, his well-being, and how he perceives the world around him.
If the benefits of using kefir and yogurt for the gastrointestinal tract and immunity have been known for a long time, now, scientists hypothesize that the daily use of these fermented milk products can help people get rid of stress no worse than sedative drugs.
Along with fermented milk products, good antidepressants are fatty fish (mackerel, salmon, trout, salmon), poultry (chicken, turkey), seafood, eggs, fresh vegetables (carrots, tomatoes, bell peppers, green onions, celery, white cabbage, broccoli, spinach, parsley), fruits (bananas, oranges, dates, plums, pineapples), berries (black currants, cranberries), wild rice, bran baked goods, nuts, and dark chocolate.