How Nutrition Affects Mental Health
We often think the mind is separate from the body in the way that we use it to think and create, however—while obvious it is directly attached to our body, the things that affect our body, DEFINITELY affect our minds, too. Nutrition is one of those things. The foods we eat have an impact on our brains, and that impact can affect mental health.
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Nutrients Affect Mental Health
We often take vitamins and supplements for our health, memory, heart etc, but a lot of those nutrients are easily obtained through food. If you’re not taking a supplement or that supplement is not absorbed well, AND you’re not eating it in foods, you might be deficient.
Deficiency in certain nutrients such as Vitamin D, b, Omega-3, folic acide, magnesium and others are linked to depression and other mental health issues.
Think about it, if ice cream can make us happy, lack of nutrients, even unknowingly, can have the opposite effect.
While its not that simple, it is. If you aren’t eating healthy, your brain might not be healthy. This can affect your mental health and ability to lose weight.
We’ve said it before—weight gain and depression is an ugly cycle. Depression is linked to weight gain, weight gain is linked to depression, its difficult to break free. Starting with a healthy diet is the first step.
How to Eat for Your Brain
Now, don’t roll your eyes when we say it, but fruit and veggies are packed with nutrients. You can start eating healthier by coming up with new dishes that incorporate nutrient-dense foods.
You can also create your own little ‘zen’ garden—but with real food. Gardening can aid in stress relief and give you the healthiest produce free of chemicals.
Need motivation? Create little videos for the recipes and share on social media. You might find inspiring others is all the fuel you need to fuel your body.
If you struggle with eating healthy, don’t give up just yet. Know that food influences our mental health and mental health influences our quality of life. A better life might be waiting around the corner.
Find creative recipes, make new dishes, get motivated by helping others and reclaim your mental health.
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