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Mental Health & Nutrition

A healthy, well-balanced diet can help you think clearer, improve decision-making skills, and enhance mood and overall physical well-being.

Mental Health and Nutrition

Nutrition has become essential to me as it is a form of self-care and keeps our mental health in check. Since I started nourishing my body with nutritious foods, I instantly felt more energetic and have seen my skin radiate.

Acela ' Ace ' Kandola

This simple change helps with skin, hair and nails!

A healthy outside starts from the inside!

Choosing a diet rich in unprocessed foods can be an effective way to improve your mental health. Studies have shown that this simple change can make a big difference in helping symptoms of depression and anxiety.

A diet lacking essential nutrients can leave you feeling drained and prevent you from reaching your full potential.

Stay hydrated. Remember to drink enough water to boost your mood and keep your brain functioning at its best.

I love and enjoy drinking tea. It has numerous benefits and will keep you hydrated throughout the day. Typically, every day I have 3 - 4 cups.

Green tea - antioxidant properties & alleviates stress/anxiety

Peppermint tea - popular for digestive health, it is also antioxidant & antibacterial

Chamomile tea - has calming properties, used for centuries to treat anxiety, promotes sleep

Cute cartoon cup of water animated gif

I used to suffer from headaches, and that's because I wasn't drinking enough water, causing me to be dehydrated. When you don't drink enough water for a long time, it reduces brain cell size and mass. Crazy...

Consuming sugar and processed foods can lead to inflammation in the body and brain.

When I didn't care as much about nutrition and lacked essential nutrients/vitamins, most days, I would feel sluggish and have brain fog, which made it difficult to focus and maintain motivation to do daily activities.

Foods to eat for mental health:

  1. Berries

  2. Whole grains

  3. Fish (salmon, tuna)

  4. Nuts, beans and seeds

  5. Fermented dairy (yogurt)

  6. Dark chocolate - 75% cocoa or higher

  7. Leafy greens and colourful fruits/vegetables

I love salmon and eat it as much as I can. If I'm lacking Omega-3, I'll take a supplement. Omega-3 is vital for brain health for all ages. Some days, I'll take Vitamin C, which can improve mood in people lacking it, and Vitamin C deficiency can cause fatigue and depression. Every day, I take a spoonful of Sea Moss gel. The human body is composed of 102 minerals and nutrients. Sea Moss contains 92 of these minerals. It contains magnesium for maintaining healthy brain function and prebiotics, which will feed your healthy gut bacteria. Good gut health can also improve mental health.

When I was going through depression, I didn't feel the warmth of the sun on my skin for months. Every time the sun shines on me now, I feel happier, as if the sun is giving me a gentle, warm hug. Spending at least 20 - 30 minutes outside daily can improve your mood.

Vitamin D is crucial for both physical and mental health. Sunlight boosts the brain's release of serotonin, enhancing mood and focus.

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