When it comes to peace of mind, your gut is largely influential. In fact, a 2008 paper titled, “
Brain foods: the effects of nutrients on brain function
,” goes into detail on how the nutrients of food impact the enzymes of the gut, which consequently interact with neurons in the brain. But even though food has a real affect on mood (and brain function for that matter), many Americans suffer from digestive disorders. The
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
remarks that “60 to 70 million people are affected by all digestive diseases’—almost a quarter of the population.