Food and mood

Sense of wellbeing

One of the main chemical messengers involved in our sense of wellbeing is called serotonin. Serotonin affects several key body functions including mood, digestion and sleep. It is often called our body's natural 'feel good' chemical. At normal levels we feel more focused, emotionally happy and calm. At reduced levels, we are more prone to anxiety and low moods. Antidepressants for example target serotonin in our brain.

Balanced snack

Interestingly, close to 90% of serotonin is produced in our gastrointestinal tract. Our microbiome and level of good bacteria directly influences our serotonin production. Foods that support serotonin production in our gut include eggs, salmon, bananas, nuts and seeds.


All our Bimmi flavours contain nuts or seeds to create a balanced snack that supports our wellbeing 😊💕