How food affects the brain and increases well-being

"Sweets deceive and influence the brain," says Uma Naidoo, nutritional psychiatrist and bestselling author, in an interview with GDI. Other foods, on the other hand, are real boosters for well-being.
1 September, 2023 by
How food affects the brain and increases well-being
GDI Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute

The gut–brain connection is essential for us. However, the microbiome is also vulnerable and can cause diseases that affect our mood and well-being. Uma Naidoo is an expert on this topic. The nutritional psychiatrist and best-selling author of "This Is Your Brain on Food" was a speaker at the GDI's 3rd International Food Innovation Conference and explains in the video interview what influence nutrition has on our mental health.

Watch the video to find out how nutritional psychiatry investigates the connection between food and health, why fermented foods are good for the gut, and why we should really enjoy our food.


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