Did you know that food can affect mood?
Whilst in lockdown, it can be easy to reach for comforting, yet unhealthy foods, causing fatigue, energy crashes and low mood. Stay healthy during lockdown with these simple tips.
Take a look at our guidance below on healthy eating and mental well being, for a better life and a boosted mood.
When it comes to eating healthy for your mind, balance is the most important factor to consider.
Ensuring a balanced diet helps not only your body, but your mental health too. Ensuring that you consume everything in moderation, from caffeine through to fruit and vegetables – discover what works for you.
Establishing a routine with your diet can be great for establishing a routine for your mental health.
Opt for small, regular meals throughout the day, this way you can be reminded to eat even when you’re at your most stressed, a time where most people allow food to fall on the road side.
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Vegetables and fruit are packed with minerals and vitamins, wonderful for keeping us on top form throughout the day.
A good dose of fruit can also be packed with vitamin C, perfect for fighting off colds, which could lead to you becoming more stressed.
Struggling to involve fruit and vegetables into your diet? Opt for delicious morning smoothies or blend vegetables into sauces to disguise them perfectly.
When we’re stressed or upset, simple tasks seem tricky, even ones as simple as drinking water. Keeping hydrated is incredibly vital for brain health, with our bodies being made up of over 70 per cent water!
Adequate hydration allows us to think clearly and to concentrate well, aim for 6-8 glasses daily for optimum brain health. If you’re struggling to get this amount in, purchase a portable bottle to carry with you at all times.
Your gut has the potential to reflect how you are feeling emotionally, and if you’re stressed and anxious, then your gut tends to show the same signs of distress.
A great way to support gut health is to ensure that you’re consuming plenty of fibre, fresh fruit and vegetables and water.
If you’re experiencing digestive issues due to stress, opt for healthy gut bacteria supplements, they’re great for restoring your natural balance.
Protein is packed full of amino acids, vital for your brain health, and brilliant for powering you through the day.
Opt for a protein rich diet to not only support the chemicals in your brain, but to also support your energy levels as the day goes on.
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