You already know that eating well can provide a range of health benefits. But you may be unaware of all the mental health benefits you can enjoy by maintaining a healthy diet. Learn more below about how you can improve your brain function with food!
Increase productivity. Just like your car, your brain needs quality fuel to work optimally. A healthy diet rich in fruits and vegetables drives the production of dopamine, which can improve your concentration, alertness and problem-solving skills.
Reduce stress. When the body is in a chronic state of stress, it produces increased levels of cortisol — also known as the stress hormone. Eating a protein-rich diet, including fish and dairy, can help increase levels of hormones in the body that fight stress.
Improve mood. An unhealthy diet high in sugar and fat negatively impacts mental health. Boost your mood with by eating more complex carbohydrates, essential fats, vitamins and minerals.
Prevent cognitive decline. Proper nutrition increases blood flow to your brain, which helps protect brain cells from age-related decline in memory and thinking skills. For a brain healthy diet, go for baked, steamed and grilled food and eat dark, leafy fruits and vegetables.
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