Nutrition has an influence on mental health. It can affect your mood balance and your intellectual capacities.
Consumption of fruits, vegetables and fresh foods is good for the prevention of mental health problems like depression and anxiety. Processed foods lead to depression which then leads to an increased consumption of processed foods. A small consumption of alcohol can help you feel happier, but at the inverse, an excessive consumption of alcohol can make you feel depressed in the long run. Omega-3 fatty acids, contained in fishes make us feel happier.
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I was interested by this article because it shows a concrete link between the consumption of fruit and vegetables and the mental well-being.
``A woman’s diet affects her brain function because nutrients consumed directly affect the body’s ability to synthesize neurotransmitters, influencing energy levels, moods and thought processes.`` Juicing is a fun and easy way to add fruits and vegetables to our diet, especially for people who don’t like it. A diet made of a lot of processed foods increases the risk of depression and anxiety. This phenomenon also works in the inverse way: people... [+] Read more
I chose this article because I am interested in nutrition and mental health and I wanted to know how they were related.
Food plays a large role in development, management and prevention of some mental health problems like depression, schizophrenia, attention deficit, hyperactivity and Alzheimer. According to the Mental Health Foundation (from Scotland): ``Nearly two thirds of those who do not report daily mental health problems eat fresh fruit or fruit juice every day, compared with less than half of those who do report daily mental health problems.`` This evidence shows that eating fruits... [+] Read more
The new discovery in the medical community could be as simple as doing physical activity. It seems like with the number of prescriptions per patient on the increase, researchers are going back to basic with an all-natural way of treating diseases.
According to a new study from Harvard and Stanford, exercise could be at least as good as pills in treating stroke patient and heart diseases. Physical activity can’t treat every disease as good as medicine, but it proved to be more efficient than medicine in the case of stroke patients. Rather than prescribing more drugs to their patients, doctors... [+] Read more
I was attracted by this article because I wanted to understand what can lead people to eat so much bad food, even with everything we know now about nutrition.
Binge-eating is a mental illness that follows people for their whole life, taking roots in the adolescent period. The new research by the World Health Organization, showed that binge-eating is just as harmful as bulimia nervosa. Both disorders includes episodes of loss of control with food consumption. The only difference is that bulimia includes the use of laxative to lose the weight from over eating. The study discovered that both... [+] Read more
As students, we should all be concerned by this article. We under estimate the time we spend sitting in a day. We sit in class, at meals, doing our homework, while going to school, on the computer or reading. This article learns us about the bad effects of sitting for more than 8 hours in a day.
More than 80% of workers have to sit all day for their job. Doctors have develop the term “Sitting Disease” to refer to the bad effects of sitting all day on our health and metabolism and to the negative effects of a sedentary lifestyle. A medical research indicated that sitting too much can cause... [+] Read more