The quality of food you eat can impact your overall physical and mental health.
Your gut is often called "the second brain" and communicates with your actual brain - physically through the vagus nerve and chemically through hormones and neurotransmitters.
These nutrients are important for mental health:
- OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS: essential to brain health; reduces inflammation and risk of heart disease
- B-GROUP VITAMINS: help to regulate brain chemicals, immune function, and amino acids (the building blocks of proteins)
- VITAMIN D: important for brain function, including mood and critical thinking