Diets Do Matter for Mental Health
Our diets do matter when it comes to mental health. And according to Mental Health America, your brain and body benefit when you have a diet that includes omega 3 fatty acids, b vitamins, folic acid, vitamin D, prebiotics and probiotics. All of these help improve mood, reduce inflammation, and reduce signs of depression.
The opposite of this is a diet high in processed, sugary, and fatty foods – and research shows this does not help your body or your brain when you do it the other way around.
Download your Mental Health Grocery List
Here is a Mental Health Grocery List to download and print for your next grocery visit. It contains a list of specific foods that are known to improve your mood.
Examples are lentils, almonds, avocados, oranges, brown rice, eggs, asparagus – and dozens more. The food list provide good sources of nutrients to help brain health — and improve that mind / body connection.