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The Best Foods For Mental Health

BY SPINE-AND-HEALTH-CENTER-NJ
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The same way that your diet affects your physical wellbeing, the foods that you eat can also have a huge impact on your mental wellbeing. Here we share 5 foods that can improve your mental health, helping with anxiety, depression, memory, and more. Try incorporating more of these into your diet and see how you feel!

SALMON

  • Contains DHA, an Omega-3 fatty acid, which helps improve both short and long-term memory, contributing to optimal brain health
  • A diet high in Omega-3 fatty acids can also help to boost feelings of wellness and reduce levels of anxiety, improving mental health

BERRIES

  • Berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, etc.) are rich in antioxidants, which assist in repairing cells and combating inflammatioN
  • These antioxidants have also been found to assist in improving symptoms associated with anxiety and depression

BEANS & LEGUMES

  • Beans and legumes (chickpeas, lentils, kidney beans, etc. ) are full of fibre and antioxidants
  • Help keep your blood sugar stable
  • Enabling you to burn more energy, which is essential for good mental health
  • Contain thiamine, a vitamin needed for the production of acetylcholine (essential for memory)

WALNUTS

  • Walnuts are full of antioxidants
  • They can also lead to the growth of new neurons – meaning walnuts can help us to grow new brain cells, which is an essential aspect of maintaining good mental health

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