Recent evidence suggests that good nutrition is essential for our mental health and that a number of mental health conditions may be influenced by dietary factors. One of the most obvious, yet under-recognized factors in the development of major trends in mental health is the role of nutrition, according to Owen L and Corfe B. the evidence indicates that food plays an important contributing role in the development, management and prevention of specific mental health problems such as depression, schizophrenia, and Alzheimer’s disease.
Many mental health conditions are caused by inflammation in the brain which ultimately causes our brain cells to die. This inflammatory response starts in our gut and is associated with a lack of nutrients from our food such as magnesium, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins and minerals that are all essential for the optimum functioning of our bodies.
We in LINA’S&DINA’S diet center know these facts and we put them in our considerations when we prepare our meals for our clients
Magnesium is one of most important minerals for optimal health, yet many people are lacking in it. Food rich in magnesium like Dark Leafy Greens, Nuts and Seeds, Soybeans etc. Led to a significant improvement in depression and anxiety, regardless of age and gender.
Omega-3 fatty acids are another nutrient that is critical for the development and function of the central nervous system – and a lack has been associated with low mood, cognitive decline and poor comprehension.
Now what should I eat?
Eat fewer high sugar foods and more wholegrain cereals, nuts, beans, lentils, fruit and vegetables.
Sugary foods are absorbed quickly into the bloodstream. This may because an initial ‘high’ or surge of energy that soon wears off as the body increases its insulin production, leaving you feeling tired and low.
Wholegrain cereals, pulses, fruit and vegetables are more filling and, because the sugar in these foods is absorbed more slowly, don’t cause mood swings. These foods are more nutritious as they contain thiamin (B1), a vitamin that has been associated with control of mood, and folate and zinc, magnesium (supplements of these nutrients
have been shown to improve the mood of people with depression in a small number of studies).
Our meals in LINA’S&DINA’S diet center are very rich with vegetable, fruits, cereals and whole grains to maintain your mental health
According to the mental health foundation, nearly two thirds of those who do not report daily mental health problems eat fresh fruit or fruit juice every day, compared with less than half of those who do report daily mental health problems. This pattern is similar for fresh vegetables and salad. Those who report some level of mental health problem also eat fewer healthy foods (fresh fruit and vegetables, organic foods and meals made from scratch) and more unhealthy foods (chips and crisps, chocolate, ready meals and takeaways).
A balanced mood and feelings of wellbeing can be protected by ensuring that our diet provides adequate amounts of complex carbohydrates, essential fats, amino acids, vitamins and minerals and water
To meet mental health needs you must have center that provides people with all the nutrients they need to build a healthy mental health,LINA’S&DINA’S diet center is the best choice to provide you the best nutrients you need