Food on the brain: the emerging field of nutritional psychiatry

How our diets can change the way we feel

Stars Insider

09/04/21 | StarsInsider

HEALTH Mental health

We are always told that our diets are the most significant factor that influences our health. It’s the first thing doctors warn us about, and the solution to many ailments such as high blood pressure and diabetes. We know that a poor diet can lead to serious illnesses like heart disease, stroke, and even cancer. As if we needed any more reason to eat a healthy balanced diet, there is more and more evidence that the food we eat also impacts our mental health.

Nutritional psychiatry is a relatively new field of medicine that aims to explore and utilize the connection between food and mood. Nowadays, food can be part of the prescription.

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