Check out these foods to improve mental health!
The brain is made up largely of fat and the body cannot manufacture essential fatty acids, therefore we need a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Foods include salmon, herring, sardines and mackerel, seaweed, avocados, flaxseed, and walnuts.
Carbohydrates make up the primary source of energy for the brain. Look for whole-wheat products, bulgur, oats, wild rice, barley, beans, and soy.
Spinach, romaine, turnip and mustard greens, and broccoli are high in B vitamins. Deficiencies in B vitamins have been linked to higher rates of depression, fatigue, and insomnia.
The stomach is the second brain because it produces chemical messengers for the brain. Boost the production of anti-anxiety and anti-stress hormones by feeding healthy gut bacteria with probiotic-rich foods such as kefir, kimchi, tempeh, and sauerkraut.
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