Healthy Food As A Basis For Better Mental Health

Quitting consummation of foods high in calories and fat can help people develop and maintain healthy eating habits.

Scientists warn that fat foods negatively affect people’s mental health. Eating fatty foods significantly increases the risk of depression. Studies have shown that people who suffer from depression have lower levels of omega – 3 fatty acids, which can significantly aggravate the symptoms of depression. Therefore, it is recommended to eat more fatty fish such as salmon, mackerel, trout and sardines, as well as flaxseed and walnuts.

B – vitamins are important for nervous system’s functions and creating energy from food. These vitamins are slso considered as “anti – stress” substances that help in reducing symptoms of anxiety and depression. So, you should often eat cereals, seeds, green leafy vegetables, chicken, red meat and milk.

A diet high in sugar and processed carbohydrates causes sudden increases and decreases in the amount of glucose in the blood, which can result with irritability, mood swings and anxiety. In order to normalize the level of blood sugar you need to eat cereal, fresh fruit, vegetables, yogurt, nuts, seeds, eggs, and chicken.

Low serotonin levels (a neurotransmitter that is responsible for feelings of happiness) is associated with depression, anxiety, insomnia and fatigue. So, if you want to avoid these health conditions, eat more chicken, turkey and beef, rice, fish, milk, eggs, cheese, nuts, bananas, peas, pumpkin, potatoes, corn and spinach.

A diet that includes more than two percent of walnuts can completely stop or even correct cognitive and motor deficiencies that result from aging of the brain.

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Blueberries are useful for slowing effects of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. These berries also contribute for having greater capacity for learning.

Tomatoes can both improve cognitive functions and reduce the risk of degenerative mental illnesses.

Fish improves memory, especially in the elderly. Eating fish on a weekly basis can reduce the risk of dementia and can also mitigate the effects of stress.

Diet that includes useful fat, wholegrain food, vegetables and fruit is not only useful for the overall body appearance, but it can also serve as a basis for good mental health.

 

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