The gut-brain axis is the physical and chemical connection between your brain and gut. Nutritionist Munmun Ganeriwal tells us 10 ways that focus on keeping this connection in top condition.
Sure, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But ensure you don't overdo it.
Make lunch the biggest meal of your day, and ensure that you're eating a balanced meal.
Eat but don’t graze because by keeping a sufficient meal gap, you allow true hunger to build in between meals. Eat only when you are ‘truly’ hungry.
Count on the quality of the food, not the calories.
Chew your food well; go slow and take breaks throughout the meal.
Keep your mind relaxed while eating, and avoid distraction as much as possible.
Fix your meal timings and stick to that schedule on a regular basis.
Eat with the sun. Wake up early and feed yourself soon after you wake up. Stop eating close to sunset.
Sip on hot (or lukewarm) water throughout the day.
Practice Anulom Vilom (alternate nostril breathing exercise – a type of pranayama in Yoga) for 10-15 minutes before bedtime.