Diet and mental health

So the past few weeks I have been focusing on just exercise and mental health. However, I have also noticed a reoccurring problem in myself that I would like to share. My exercise is consistent, but my diet not so much.

“Many studies have linked depression with low levels of key B vitamins, for instance, while low maternal Vitamin D levels have been found to play a role in the child’s risk of developing schizophrenia……In 2011, a large study found the modern Western diet (which is high in processed, high-calorie and low-nutrient foods) to be linked with increased depression and anxiety, as compared to a traditional Norweigan diet. 2014 review of studies, too, linked unhealthy dietary patterns with poor mental health in children and adolescents.”

It is just as important to eat healthy for our minds as it is for our bodies.Foods high in omega-3 fatty acids such as; salmon and foods like seaweed, chicken fed on flaxseed and walnuts are known to decrease symptoms of depression.

The link below is a good read if you are interested in where my information came from and just how important diet is to mental health.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/24/diet-mental-health_n_6566376.html

 

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