5 Ways You Can Use Food To Boost Your Mental Health

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We now know that diet may be just as important to mental health as it is to physical health, so it comes as no surprise to learn that what we eat ― and how we do it ― has huge implications. And it’s not just about eating healthily. There are other ways that foods can boost your mental health. Check them out:

Baking, especially when it’s done for others, can be accompanied with a host of psychological benefits. Not only is baking a productive form of self expression, but the activity is also a practice of mindfulness. And baking for others is an altruistic act, which just feels good.

2. Load up on foods that will fuel you with energy. Some foods will energize your body and make you feel good. They’re often loaded with iron, B vitamins, magnesium, potassium and zinc. Think legumes, nuts and seeds. Those are the foods you want to incorporate into your daily diet. If you eat a diet that energizes you, you’re more likely to have…

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