Mental Health and the Affects of Nutrition

Your Mental Health is SO Important – So watch what You Eat

It is extremely important for your mental health to watch what you eat.  The food and drink you consume is converted to energy which eventually takes a trip through out your body keeping the body working like a well-oiled machine.

In this blog, we will discuss a few concerns that may come up if you eat or drink these particular foods or drinks and you just happen to have mental health concerns.

Drinks

Sugary drinks are often loaded with various sweeteners.  High refined sugar can make your brain function impaired.  Drinking too many sugary beverages, you are going to probably get a great big HUGE high then an even BIGGER crash.  Such extremes are not good for you mentally.  That is exhausting.

People who have mood disorders such as bipolar, have enough to manage dealing with their own mood ups and downs created by their chemical imbalance.  If you drink a lot of sugary drinks, begin weening yourself off them.

Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates are so yummy: pizza, chips, cakes, muffins, pies and cookies.  However these foods have sugar in them, too.  If on your lunch break, you share a pizza with your co-workers, around 2 p.m., your eyes will get heavy.  You will begin to yawn.  You will then be tempted to place your head on your desk and take a nap.  This is not good for anybody, but if you have a mental illness like me, this is a formula for disaster.  I have a hard enough time keeping my concentration on my work without adding a bunch of carbs to side track me.

Meats

There have been research on all the different kinds of meat we eat.  For instance, red and processed meats were discovered years ago that it may contribute to heart disease or diabetes.  Now, research tells us that it can have a negative impact on anxiety and depression.

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Red Meat

Conclusion

As you can see, everything food wise could taste good but it might not be beneficial.  Always keep in mind your mental health when deciding what to eat or drink.

Comments

What are your tips to eat and drink the right food and beverage for your mental health?  Please leave your comments below or email me at lifeconquering@gmail.com.

Going Further

https://www.psychologytoday.com/collections/201504/how-food-affects-mood

http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/features/how-food-affects-your-moods#1

http://www.healthline.com/health/mood-food-can-what-you-eat-affect-your-happiness

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