Did you know diet impacts your mental health?
Diet & Mental Health
Many studies are finding a link between what we eat and how we feel. Studies have even found that healthy diets can help with symptoms of depression and anxiety.
When you stick to a diet low in processed foods and high in fruits and vegetables, you're setting yourself up for fewer mood fluctuations, an overall happier outlook and an improved ability to focus.
On the contrary, in a new study of 120 children and adolescents, consuming fast food, sugar and soft drinks was associated with a higher prevalence of diagnosed attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) (Pediatrics, Vol. 139, No. 2, 2017). What's more, these diets in adults can increase anxiety and other debilitating mental conditions.