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Healthy diet: 10 foods to boost your mental health – News9 LIVE

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Taking care of our mental well-being consists of self-care activities, mindfulness exercises, and counseling if required. Food also plays a pivotal role in enhancing one’s mental health. Know what foods can help you to improve brain function

According to reports, the MIND diet helps to reduce dementia and the decline in brain health that often takes place when you get older (Image: freepik)

New Delhi: A healthy mind is positively known to impact various aspects of life such as relationships and even work performance. It’s necessary to prioritise mental health just like your physical health, as it is interlinked. Neglecting mental health can cause stress, anxiety, and physical health issues such as headaches or gut problems. Remember, there is a connection between your brain and your gut.

Dr Santosh Bangar, senior Consultant- Psychiatrist, Gleneagles Hospitals Parel Mumbai, said, “Taking care of our mental well-being consists of self-care activities, mindfulness exercises, and counseling if required. It’s important to dispel myths regarding mental health issues and create a supportive environment where one can open up about his/her struggles. Did you know? Food also plays a pivotal role in enhancing one’s mental health. Yes, that’s right! Eating certain foods can help you to improve brain function.”

10 foods to boost mental health

Salmon: Omega-3s are linked to reducing symptoms of depression and improving memory. Mackerel, tuna, and herring are other fatty fish that can be added to your daily menu.

Whole Grains: Foods like oats, beans, wild rice, and soy provide consistent energy and can reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety.

Avocados: Are loaded with healthy fats that improve brain function. It is also jam-packed with folate and vitamin K, helping improve mood, memory, and concentration.

Leafy Greens: Like spinach and kale contain folate to help brain tackle depression, and lower the chances of dementia in later life.

Yogurt: Are you aware? A healthy gut is linked to enhanced mental well-being, making yogurt a part of your daily diet can help to deal with anxiety and stress.

Nuts: Like cashews, walnuts and chia seeds contain omega-3 to manage symptoms of depression and support brain function. Almonds contain phenylalanine, which helps the brain produce neurotransmitters like norepinephrine and dopamine that uplift one’s mood.

Berries such as strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries contain antioxidants to reduce symptoms of depression.

Tomatoes are loaded with Lycopene, the phytonutrient to prevent cell damage associated with Alzheimer’s Disease and improve concentration, attention and memory.

Dark Chocolate: contains flavonoids. Dark chocolate and flavonoids regulate mood, memory and attention.

Oranges: Are loaded with vitamin C and improve focus, memory, and attention.

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