Good nutrition is more than just eating healthy foods. Our bodies differ from one another and so do our nutritional needs. Eating the right kind of foods for our bodies to function as effectively as possible is very important. Poor food choices are commonly associated with diabetes and cardiovascular disease however, what some of us don’t realise is that positive or negative food choices can affect our moods as well as our mental health.
Research has shown that nutrients such as vitamin D, omega-3 fatty acids and DHA have been shown to yield positive results in terms of overall cognitive health, moods and mental health. Making dietary changes can be difficult, but small changes can lead to a successful outcome.
Some tips to get you started:
- Avoid junk food and limit unhealthy calorie intake
- Decrease your sugar intake
- Increase your fruit and vegetable intake
- Ensure that you get enough lean protein at meals