Mental Health

It is becoming truer, the “you are what you eat” adage. Research is revealing the link between a proper diet and mental health disorders like anxiety, depression, and cognitive disorders such as Alzheimer’s and dementia. Here are a few guidelines to try to follow to stay on the sunny side of life and prevent the development of future disorders.

Positive Mental Health Foods

Healthy Fats-aids in brain function

• Olive Oil

• Coconut Oil

• Flaxseed

• Avocado

Fiber aids in memory and focus

• Whole grain bread

• Beans

• Dark, leafy greens

• Fresh berries

Phytonutrients-protect brain cells

Skin of fruits and vegetables

• Dark chocolate

• Pistachios, peanuts, pecans

• Dark, rich coffee

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