Nutritional Psychiatry is an emerging branch which deals with the connection between diet and mental health. Recent research has shown that food supplements such as magnesium, omega 3, zinc, and vitamins B and D3 can help improve people’s depression, relieve anxiety and irritability, and improve the mental health of Alzheimer’s. We are going to discuss the food which needs to be taken and avoided for good mental well-being.
Cut down on sugar and refined carbs. Eliminate junk food and ultra-processed fats, such as refined seed (‘vegetable’) oils and margarine.
Eat oily fish twice a week.
3. Sun Exposure
Get safe sun exposure or supplement (safely) with vitamin D.
Eat food rich in magnesium such as seafood, avocado, pumpkin seeds, leafy greens, dark chocolate, or/and take a magnesium supplement. Eat fermented food often, such as plain yogurt, kefir, sauerkraut, kimchi.
Consume food rich in collagen, such as chicken stock, bone broth, or meat on the bone.
6. Polyphenol-rich food
Incorporate polyphenol-rich food (green tea, olive oil, blueberries) into your diet.
7. Cut Alcohol
Cut down on alcohol but consume plenty of water.
Dr. Rameez Shaikh (MBBS, MD, MIPS) is a consultant Psychiatrist & Psychotherapist in Nagpur and works at Mind & Mood Clinic. He believes that faith-based treatment, encompassing spiritual, physical, and mental health, will provide you with the long-lasting knowledge and tool to find happiness and wholeness again. In his spare time, he’s an aspiring singer and writer.