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    Good Mood Food - Is Food Intolerance behind your winter blues?

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    We all make emotional connections with the foods we eat, but many of us don’t realise just how direct the link is between food and our mood. It may surprise you to know that most of the happy hormone serotonin is actually produced in the gut, not the brain, and as such issues of food intolerance can significantly impact on our mood and mental wellbeing.

    1 in 4 people in the UK will suffer problems with their mood or mental health every year, with anti-depressant prescriptions increasing by over 40% in the last 5 years*. According to charity Allergy UK, a shocking 45% of us suffer with food and drink intolerances, and with so many people in the UK suffering with low mood, identifying the root cause is essential to treat the problem.

    Recent research from YorkTest Laboratories, leading experts in food intolerance testing, has found that 97% of their customers reported problems relating to mood as a significant symptom of their food intolerance, of which 73% felt that their mood had significantly improved after altering their diets to remove foods to which they reacted