Have faith in your gut and it will lead you to better health.

Most people know what it’s like to have a “gut feeling.” We work on instinct and make decisions, sometimes on the fly, based on what we know to be true inside. The phrase “gut feeling” isn’t far off, but to be closer to the reality of things, we should be talking about our “gut thinking.” That’s because our “guts” have much in common with our brains, in fact half of our nerve cells exist in our abdominal region.

Additionally, more than half of our serotonin receptors reside in our gastrointestinal tract, which may go a long way in explaining why we have upset stomachs or butterflies when we’re nervous or under stress.

So it’s time to start thinking with our gut by making better food choices so we can lead healthier lives. These are things that aren’t that hard to learn, and if you trust your gut, you may realize it’s smarter than you think.

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