Am I depressed? Or just sad? Grumpy? Maybe it’s social media. Maybe the struggle is real. Or…maybe it’s GUT BACTERIA! Shocked!? Here are the solutions to this problem.
9 out of 10 MILFs think espresso coffee is the first solution for depression. More on that in this post!
WHAT IS DEPRESSION?
But if we go deep: Depression is a mental health disorder characterized by sadness, hopelessness, worthlessness, and lack of interest in life. It can affect your mood, behavior, thoughts, and physical health. Symptoms of depression can include changes in sleep and appetite, feelings of guilt or worthlessness, difficulty concentrating, fatigue, and suicidal thoughts.
It’s not fun to be depressed because you’re missing out on life!
However, depression is treatable, and many options are available including therapy, medication, lifestyle changes, and self-care strategies.
You think: Am I Depressed? Maybe you’re just triggered by bad memes.
WHAT IS GUT BACTERIA?
Gut bacteria, also known as gut microbiota, are microorganisms living in the digestive system. They are essential for a healthy digestive system, as they help to break down food, absorb nutrients, and protect against diseases.
Gut bacteria also influence the body’s metabolism and immune system. Pretty much, if you have a healthy gut, everything else in your body works like a well-oiled machine.
Please refrain from calling an expanded gut on a man “Dad Bod”…It is more accurately defined as a Father Figure.
HOW is gut bacteria related to depression
Recent research has suggested that the gut microbiome may play a role in depression.
Studies have shown that an imbalance of gut bacteria can cause inflammation in the brain, leading to depression. Luckily for you (and me and us), certain probiotics have been found to reduce the symptoms of depression in some individuals.
Take a closer look at your neon intestine. Pretty cool, right?
CLEVER LOW-BUDGET SOLUTIONS
At TryMagenta, we like to save money, but sometimes we like to try fancy products. I didn’t know how to react when I found out that Dollar Tree was now Dollar .25 Tree. But, you see, you can go there and find new items, good for gut bacteria, at super affordable prices, like pickles, dark chocolate, and yogurt snacks.
Products that contain prebiotics, probiotics, and fermented ingredients are good for your gut. Prebiotics are plant-based fibers found in foods like garlic, onions, asparagus, and leeks. You can easily go to your local grocery store (Walmart or Aldi). We want to know, here in the US, where do you shop for your groceries?
Ask money to your sugar daddy to visit Whole Foods today. Buy yogurt, kimchi, sauerkraut, and miso. Also, buy fermented foods, such as kefir, tempeh, and kombucha, which contain beneficial bacteria and yeasts.
Then, have fun with the ingredients and make salads, smoothies, and main dishes. Just make sure you’re consistent. That way, you’re training your gut to get its mind right.
Ok, this is a good one. I read about a couple that grew their own vegetables in an urban garden. They didn’t have much space, so they created a vertical garden—more about this idea in Almanac.
PLUS: ESPRESSO FOR MY DEPRESSO. WHY COFFEE PROMOTES HEALTHY GUT BACTERIA?
If coffee is your addiction, we have good news for you. Coffee, in moderation, can be beneficial for gut bacteria! (Insert happy emoji face).
Studies have shown that coffee can help to increase the diversity of gut bacteria and reduce the levels of harmful bacteria. Additionally, certain compounds in coffee, such as chlorogenic acid, can help to protect the gut lining and reduce inflammation.
However, it is important to drink coffee in moderation, as too much can lead to dehydration and other negative effects.
No longer depressed, happy with coffee (and a healthy gut).
In conclusion, coffee can benefit gut bacteria when taken in moderation. It helps to increase the diversity of gut bacteria, reduce the levels of harmful bacteria, and protect the gut lining.
Its compounds can help with digestion, absorption of nutrients, and protection against diseases. If you know, you know that coffee can be part of a balanced diet that supports a healthy gut.
By the way, eating a balanced diet is important to maintain a healthy gut microbiome. Foods beneficial for gut bacteria include prebiotics, probiotics, and fermented foods. Prebiotics are plant-based fibers found in foods like garlic, onions, asparagus, and leeks.
Probiotics are live bacteria and yeast in foods like yogurt, kimchi, sauerkraut, and miso. Fermented foods, such as kefir, tempeh, and kombucha, are the best ingredients to make a salad, a smoothie, or a dish. Eating a variety of these foods can help support a healthy and diverse microbiome. Just make sure to stay consistent to have a healthy gut and get out of depression for good.
Get frugal, fancy, or creative when you shop. We don’t want to hear any excuses.