Good nutrition is just as important to mental health as it is to physical health. The usual response I get to this statement is something akin to – ‘Really? I didn’t know that!’.
So many people are amazed to learn that we need to nourish our mental health with natural, wholesome foods – the same as with our physical health!
Despite increasing mental health awareness and training, many of us are still oblivious to the benefits of good nutrition when it comes to optimum mental, emotional and cognitive health.
Is it any wonder, then, that many healthy eating plans lack specific reference to nourishing mental health? In fact, widespread misunderstanding about what constitutes healthy eating often leads to food choices that detrimentally impact mental health and cognitive function. A prime example is the belief that all dietary fats are bad for you.