The new research published in the Journal of Physiology states that consumption of high fibre food might be effective to reduce effects of stress on gut and behavior. Stress is a major health concern and lead to major changes in the gut and working on the brain which can lead to behavioral changes. From past few years, the interest of connection between gut bacteria and stress-related complaints such as depression, anxiety, and depression.
The gut bacteria produce short-chains of fatty acids (SCFAs) are the main source of nutrition for the body. Foodstuffs such as grains, vegetable, and legumes contain high fibre levels which will stimulate the production of SCFAs in high amount.
The research has been conducted by APC Microbiome Ireland at University College Cork and Teagasc Food Research Centre. The researchers found that when SCFAs was injected into the body they reduced the stress levels substantially. Furthermore, long-term stress that can affect by making a barrier inside the gut and the rest of the body which makes it less effective. This concludes that undigested food particles, germs, and bacteria will flow from the gut wall and blood which may cause inflammation.
These results shade light on the mechanism of impacting gut bacteria on the brain and behavior along with health. Development of dietary treatments may target the bacteria which will be important for treatment of disorders related to high-stress levels.
John F. Cryan the Professor and co-author of the research said, growing recognition of the role of gut bacteria and chemicals they produce for regulating physiology and behavior. It was studied carefully. It has a crucial role of short-chain fatty acids that can upgrade symptoms disorders in humans.