The connection between nutrition and mental health

In this week's podcast episode Leyla talks about the connection between nutrition and mental health based on research studies as well personal experience. Continue Reading The connection between nutrition and mental health

Welcome to the 166th episode of the award-winning Diverse Minds podcast. This month’s theme is all about nutrition, food and mental health. So, on today’s episode, I am going to be kicking off by talking about the connection between nutrition and mental health.

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On today’s show on the connection between nutrition and mental health

  • The definition of nutrition, diet and balanced diet. [02:00]
  • One research study that connects diet and nutrition affect mental wellbeing. [03:15]
  • Why nutrition isn’t simply about individual choices, [07:35]
  • A clinical trial that proved how diet can have a significant benefit to depressive illness. [08:58]
  • How to consider nutrition as part of our daily wellbeing plan. [13:10]

Quotes on the connection between nutrition and mental health

  • Nutrition is the nutrients and nourishment we obtain from food and drink.
  • Poor nutrition may be a causal factor in the experience of low mood.
  • if we can’t afford food and to nourish ourselves in any way, this is going to have a hugely detrimental impact on mental wellbeing.
  • Nutrition shouldn’t just be about individual choices, it’s about the system as a whole and enabling people to make positive choices.
  • We know what we eat impacts our physical health, especially when it comes to diabetes and cancer.

Resources on the connection between nutrition and mental health

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