Well in Mind: How to Eat for Optimal Mental Health

Research shows that in people who experience depression, those who ate less junk food and more fruit, vegetables, fish, and legumes experienced a 33% improvement in their symptoms. Hot dogs, pizza, hamburgers, and commercial baked goods have been shown to be linked with depression. People who ate these showed a 51% increase in risk for depression.

  • What to eat: Almonds, brazil nuts, cashews, black beans, chickpeas, soybeans, oranges, apples, grapes, kale, bok choy, and spinach. These foods have been shown to reduce the risk of depression
  • Nourish your brain: Omega 3 fatty acids, essential amino acids, B12, folate, vitamin D, zinc, magnesium, iron (all found in a Mediterranean diet).
  • Top 10 raw foods related to better mental health: Carrots, bananas, apples, grapefruit, lettuce, citrus fruits, cucumbers, dark leafy greens (like spinach), kiwi, and fresh berries.

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