Sunday, January 13, 2019

Food that can improve your mental health

Yes, you heard it right, there is food that can actually improve your mental health

Healthy Diet: Eating with a good Mental Health in Mind
  • Avoid eating High-fat dairy, and fried, refined and sugary foods, which have extremely little nutritional value
  • Eat a diet that consists of fruits, vegetables, nuts, whole grains, fish and unsaturated fats like olive oil
  • Consumer Folic Acid, Vitamin B9 and Vitamin D
  • Omega-3 Fatty Acids


Salmon is rich in Omega-3 and anti-inflammatory fatty acids like EPA and DHA, which are healthy fats that are essential since our body cannot create them on its own. These fatty acids are important because they help with our brain cell membrane.It helps protect our brain cells and help with anti-inflammation so our brain can send signals to other parts of our body,” 
Salmon also contains vitamin D, which is important in the management of depression and supporting immune function as well.


Lentils are filled with B vitamin folate which is needed to produce serotonin,Serotonin is a brain neurotransmitter, which is known as the ‘happy hormone.’”
Lentils also help to regulate blood sugar levels which helps with mood and keeping a consistent energy throughout the day which is much required.


Bananas are mood-enhancing because it affects tryptophan, which is an important amino acid that helps produce serotonin, it also helps with sound sleep, and regulates our food intake.
Bananas also get other vitamins and minerals like potassium, vitamin B6 and fibre which helps our body in utilizing tryptophan for serotonin production.

Sweet potato

Sweet potatoes are rich in the antioxidant beta-carotene,which helps in reducing damage to the brain cells, that can have a negative impact on mental health.
It can also be helpful in reducing the oxidative stress on DNA, which has been linked with depression, anxiety and schizophrenia.

Eat healthy for good mental health and stay fit. Eating the right kind of healthy food will not only give you a healthy mind but a healthy body too.

Photo credits - Internet 

No comments:

Post a Comment