You know the saying, “You are what you eat?” Well, new research is proving it to be more true than ever. Scientists are now reporting junk foods can put you in junk moods.
A new study published in the scientific journal Neuroscience reports your stomach is in direct communication with your brain, and the two organs communicate to impact your moods based on what you eat. It seems diet-related changes in your gut microbiome (the friendly bacteria that help break down food in your digestive tract) caused by munching on high-fat and high-sugar foods can negatively affect your cognitive flexibility—a.k.a. your ability to adapt to change.