Mental Healthy Eating | How What You Eat Affects Your Mental Health     

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Mental Healthy Eating

Mental Healthy EatingLike physical health, our mental health is also influenced by our diet among other things. Unfortunately, research is lagging on the critical connection for mental healthy eating but this article does shed some light.

They say you are what you eat, and we all know that the foods we eat have an effect on our weight and our physical health. What most people don’t overlook is the effect that your diet has on mental health.

Making healthy choices when it comes to food can be difficult, especially when you can get a fast food hamburger for $1 and a salad costs you $4-5, but it’s more important than a lot of people realize. Up to 50% of the determinants of our physical health come through lifestyle and personal behaviors. This includes food, physical activity, and bad habits like smoking and alcohol use.

Even the Department of Health and Human Services started to look into the effects that diet can have on mental health. Many of the chemicals found in food that could be beneficial, such as omega3 fatty acids as a potential treatment aid for depression, haven’t been studied enough to be considered treatment options. Still, they have finally started to take some steps in the right direction.

For more information please see the original article: How What You Eat Affects Your Mental Health

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