Nutrition specialists say mental health concerns such as anxiety, depression, insomnia, ADHD and fatigue may be prevented or treated by changing your diet and nutrient intake. Photo: Shutterstock
Nutrition specialists say mental health concerns such as anxiety, depression, insomnia, ADHD and fatigue may be prevented or treated by changing your diet and nutrient intake. Photo: Shutterstock
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More fruits, nuts and seeds, less alcohol and sugary treats: why what you eat can affect your mental health

  • The emerging field of nutritional psychiatry – a mix of nutrition, dietetics and psychology – uses whole foods and nutrients to improve mental well-being
  • ‘Gut inflammation is brain inflammation and what’s good for your gut is also good for your mental health,’ one specialist says

Nutrition specialists say mental health concerns such as anxiety, depression, insomnia, ADHD and fatigue may be prevented or treated by changing your diet and nutrient intake. Photo: Shutterstock
Nutrition specialists say mental health concerns such as anxiety, depression, insomnia, ADHD and fatigue may be prevented or treated by changing your diet and nutrient intake. Photo: Shutterstock
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