There are so many foods that are eaten which are meant to boost the brain’s function, however, little attention has been given to foods that can boost the mind. Below are some foods that are good for your mental health.
Oily fish: DHA [(Docosahexaenoic acid) is an Omega-3 fatty acid, which helps improve both short and long-term memory, contributing to optimal brain health. Additionally, a diet high in Omega-3 fatty acids can also help to boost feelings of mental health and wellness and reduce levels of anxiety. Oily fish such as salmon, trout and prawns, or if you’re not keen on seafood, a fish oil supplement are good sources of DHA.
Berries: Berries such as strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries work as antioxidants for reducing the damages caused by free radicals in the body and these antioxidants have also been found to assist in improving symptoms associated with anxiety and depression. These berries also contain a compound called polyphenolics, which have been found to improve memory, concentration and attention span.
Yoghurt: Yoghurt has been used to aid digestion. However, according to recent research, Yoghurt can also boost mental health. It is very effective in lowering levels of stress, anxiety, and depression. The probiotics in Yoghurt helps to serve this purpose.
Walnuts: Walnuts help your long-term brain health, probably that is why they look like the brain. Walnuts are full of antioxidants, which aid inhibition of oxidation in the brain and body. Even more amazingly, these nuts can also lead to the growth of new neurons, this means walnuts can help us to grow new brain cells, an essential aspect of maintaining good mental health.