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Neurotransmitter, Microbiota, Mediterranean Diet


Neurotransmitter, Microbiota, Mediterranean Diet, Whole Grain 


May 26, 2022

        Anti-Inflammatory foods are kale, spinach, walnut, almond, orange, blueberry, and strawberry. Omega 3 fatty fish are sardines, mackerel, salmon, and tuna. 

        Coffee also decreases inflammation because it has polyphenols. A healthy diet promotes better mood. A good example is the Mediterranean Diet. It has fruits, vegetables, nuts, whole grains, fish, and healthy oils. Don’t eat fried foods or sugary sodas. 

        GABA and serotonin cooperate together. GABA is a neurotransmitter, known as gamma-aminobutyric acid. GABA produces a calming effect. It controls nerve cell hyperactivity associated with anxiety and stress. A moderate amount of GABA is related to the wonderful quality of peaceful sleep. GABA is helpful for the effective treatment of high blood pressure. GABA is in Valproic acid, a medication that is a mood stabilizer and an anti-seizure medication. GABA is in foods such as brown rice, soy, chestnuts, mushrooms, tomatoes, spinach, broccoli, cabbage, 

cauliflower, brussels sprouts, sprouted grains and sweet potatoes, kimchi, and miso.

         Relationship between microbiota and emotional health is that Gut microbiota are the microorganisms. They are bacteria that live in the digestive tracts of vertebrates including humans. Every human being has anywhere from 10 trillion to 100 trillion microbial cells. The human microbiome has an influence on the following in health: behavior, disease, nutrition, and immunity.

          Gut microbes help digest the plant food. Healthy bacteria are the foundation of a strong immune system. Low microbe relates to obesity and the presence of diabetes. Gut microbes affect energy balance, brain development, and cognitive function.  The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is working on the Human Microbiome Project starting in 2007. Preventive medicine is promoting preventive health care to improve patient well-being. The goal is to prevent disability and death.

         The Mediterranean diet is rich in fiber and polyphenols. Polyphenols are micronutrients that occur in natural plant foods. This chemical helps prevent heart disease, cancer, and inflammation. Eat salmon and sardines. Not eating a lot of plants leads to possible Alzheimer’s. 

         Fish is better than meat since in meat TMA is converted to TMAO in the liver, which leads to heart disease and more depression. Low blood red cell count leads to fatigue and dizziness. Low platelet count creates gum and nose bleeds. Damage to brain cells cause sleepiness and seizures.   Damage to the kidney cause swollen legs and high blood pressure.

        Fish has omega 3 which is a superfood for brainpower. Blueberry is good for memory. For excellent memory and problem-solving skills, eat avocado and tomato. They are lutein-level-rich food in the blood. Foods rich in lutein are egg, spinach, kale, corn, kiwi, grapes, and zucchini.

        Whole grain manages good blood pressure. Mushroom lowers hypertension. Walnut lowers hypertension. So do almond and pecan. Nuts and seeds have omega-3 brain-boosting fats. Studies show processed meats cause a risk of dementia and psychiatric disorders. 


Start your Meditteranean diet by eating walnut and mushrooms today. Consider eating more fish and less red meat. You can be in a better state of health just by being aware of what you eat. Taking care of your body can help you live a long,  fun, and enjoyable life. I hope you share my writing with your friends and family. I would be happy if you can click on the like button. Thank you and have a good day!

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