Food tips to improve your Mental Health [Infographic]

The evidence of food’s link to mental states has been growing.
As part of our fight against mental health, we have a very much underutilised tool – FOOD. You have the ability to improve the way you feel by controlling what you put on your plate.” – Dr Rangan Chatterjee

Here are four of the techniques that you can try at home that can help you:

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Sugar and processed foods

Sugar and food that is converted quickly into sugar (like many breakfast cereals) cause your blood sugar to rapidly rise falling after 2-3hrs. This can cause a rise in your body’s stress hormones, cortisol and adrenaline which can have a negative impact on your mood.

Omega-3 fats

This is essential for brain function and may protect against anxiety and other psychiatric disorders. Include fatty fish (salmon, mackerel, anchovies), grass-fed meat, seeds and leafy vegetables to your diet.

Tryptophan

Tryptophan is an amino acid the body converts into serotonin, your feel-good neurotransmitter. Eat pork, chicken, seeds or walnuts with a healthy carbohydrate source (like sweet potatoes) to help transport more tryptophan into your blood.

Prebiotics

Some scientists refer to the gut microbiota as the brain’s peacekeepers.

Having a healthy population of gut bugs can have a significant influence on your mood via the gut-brain axis. The prebiotic fibre contained in vegetables (leeks, onions, garlic, artichokes, broccoli and cauliflower), as well as fermented foods such as sauerkraut, help them proliferate.

Source:
How food can improve your mental health | May 2017
http://www.bbc.com/news/health-39976706

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