Today, we have access to a greater variety of foods than ever before, and yet, we're often badly nourished. Many people do not eat enough nutrients that are required for good brain health, succumbing to a diet of heavily processed food that's filled with sugar and artificial additives.
Recent research demonstrates strong links between brain health and diet, pointing to supplements such as zinc, magnesium, omega 3, and vitamins B and D3 as having an ability to improve people’s mood, relieve depression, anxiety and boost the mental capacity of people with Alzheimer’s.
Experts believe that in the era when antidepressants are commonly over-prescribed, despite the fact that we're unsure about their long-term safety, we're not paying enough attention to nutrition. Many mental health conditions are caused by inflammation in the brain, associated with a lack of nutrients such magnesium, omega-3 fatty acids, probiotics, vitamins and minerals.
Is your diet adequately supporting your brain and mental health?