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Boosting Mental Health through Dietary Intake


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Promoting 'Health' of one and all is of utmost focus in order to achieve a healthy community. Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well being. While much is said, written and researched about the connection between food and physical health,effect of food on mental health also requires much attention. This paper aims to focus upon promoting mental health, wherein, the mind and psychological condition need to be fit and positively bent, free from any anxieties, depression and stress as well as devoid of deviations. To boost mental health, various foods like green vegetables, fruits, beans and lentils are picked up. Correct and brain nutritious foods like nuts, avocados, eggs, spinach, sweet potato, oats, yoghurt etc are suggested. A leaning towards the Mediterranean type of diet is recommended for good health. At the same time, canned foods, packaged foods like apple juice, soups, high sodium foods, wheat bran, red wine, alcohol, hydrogenated oils, and the like are strictly prohibited as they are understood to lead to anxiety, stress and depression.

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Mental Health, Anxiety, Stress, Mediterranean Diet.
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Geet Chawla
S. R. S. M. M., Rohillkhand University, Bareilly, U.P., India

Abstract


Promoting 'Health' of one and all is of utmost focus in order to achieve a healthy community. Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well being. While much is said, written and researched about the connection between food and physical health,effect of food on mental health also requires much attention. This paper aims to focus upon promoting mental health, wherein, the mind and psychological condition need to be fit and positively bent, free from any anxieties, depression and stress as well as devoid of deviations. To boost mental health, various foods like green vegetables, fruits, beans and lentils are picked up. Correct and brain nutritious foods like nuts, avocados, eggs, spinach, sweet potato, oats, yoghurt etc are suggested. A leaning towards the Mediterranean type of diet is recommended for good health. At the same time, canned foods, packaged foods like apple juice, soups, high sodium foods, wheat bran, red wine, alcohol, hydrogenated oils, and the like are strictly prohibited as they are understood to lead to anxiety, stress and depression.

Keywords


Mental Health, Anxiety, Stress, Mediterranean Diet.