The gut microbiota-brain axis forms a bidirectional highway linking our gut with our brain. This means that the gut can regulate emotional activity in the brain, and the brain can regulate gastrointestinal function.
Is there a connection between increased consumption of ultra-processed food and adverse mental health symptoms? Readers of Dr. Chris Palmer’s book, Brain Energy, will not be surprised by the study’s results.
This study is unique because it is one of the first to show a clear link between ultra-processed foods and cognitive decline.