Nutrition

May|June 2018

May is Mental Health Month

Studies have shown that people who eat a diet high in whole foods such as fruits, vegetables, nuts, whole grains, legumes, fish and unsaturated fats like olive oil are up to 35% less likely to develop depression than people who eat less of these foods.  Highly processed, fried and sugary foods have little nutritional value and should be avoided.  Research shows that a diet that regularly includes these kinds of foods can increase the risk of developing depression by as much as 60%.

There is a strong relationship between having mental health problems and having gastrointestinal symptoms like heartburn, indigestion, acid reflux, bloating, pain, constipation, and/or diarrhea.

 

source: www.mentalhealthamerica.net/conditions/fitness-4mind4body-diet-and-nutrition.

@ Copyright Mental Health America  5.15.18

© Copyright Mental Health America  5.15.18

@ Copyright Mental Health America  5.15.18