Calm your mind with food, with Dr Uma Naidoo
Do you notice a difference in your mental health depending on what you’ve been eating or drinking? Nutrition therapist, psychiatrist and professional chef Dr Uma Naidoo joins Liz on this episode of the podcast to share how eating the right foods can help to calm our minds.
Uma and Liz take a look at how anxiety is rooted in our guts, metabolism and immune system, plus how eating foods rich in tryptophan, such as chickpeas and turkey, can aid our mood.
The episode also covers resistance to leptin, a hormone that regulates appetite, the impact of diet drinks and artificial sweeteners on our guts, and the key micronutrients for our mental health. Uma also shares what she would cook at an ‘anti-anxiety’ dinner party.