It's no secret that a healthy gut is correlated with increased energy levels, a strong immune system, maintaining a healthy weight, and so much more. But one thing researchers are starting to understand now more than ever is that our gut health has an enormous impact on happiness. "In general, I wouldn’t feel uncomfortable saying that virtually 80 percent of your mental state, well-being, and happiness is controlled by how happy your gut is," says microbiologist Kiran Krishnan.
Knowing gut health has such an enormous impact on happiness, what can we do to make our gut as healthy as possible? Let's dive in.