Skip to 0 minutes and 0 seconds[music] Do you know how food affects our body and mind? And how our emotions, and thoughts, affect the way we eat? In Food for Thought, we will touch both psychological topics, such as emotional eating, And biological ones, such as the relationship between our brain and the microbiome In the course you will find videos, videos, articles and quizzes That will help you understand the relationships between areas that could seem unconnected So, how does the food affect our mind, brain and body? Join us, and we will discover it together! [music]
Food for Thought: The Relationship Between Food, Gut and Brain
Duration 5 weeks
Weekly study 2 hours
Extra benefits From $54 Find out more
Find out how your diet affects your brain, and your brain affects your diet
Over the last few years, the importance of the link between gut and brain has become clear. On this course you’ll explore this complex relationship.
You’ll learn how the brain works, and is affected by diet and nutritional deficiencies. You’ll also discover less known, cutting-edge subjects such as the gut-brain axis, the microbiome, and the relationship between food and reproductive health.
Ultimately, you’ll be able to explain this two-sided relationship: the role of diet on brain function, and its opposite - how the brain can determine our dietary choices.
What topics will you cover?
The course focuses on the relationship between food, brain and mind:
- How does the brain work?
- How do emotions and thoughts affect our food choices?
- How do diets and nutritional deficiencies affect our brain?
- Reward systems and their relationship with food
- The link between the microbiome and brain
When would you like to start?
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Who is the course for?
This course is open to everyone, but may be of particular interest to psychologists or people working in health and well-being. No previous experience is required, though a background knowledge of biology or psychology may help.
Who will you learn with?
EIT Food is Europe’s leading food innovation initiative, with the aim to create a sustainable and future-proof food sector.
The University of Turin is one of the largest and most prestigious Italian universities, with about 70,000 students, 4,000 employees, and 1,800 research fellows, encompassing all academic sectors.
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