Infographic: Nutrition Of Mental Health

  • The brain makes up only 2% of the human body’s weight but accounts for at least 25% of its metabolic demands.
  • 30% reduction in the risk for major depression, dysthymia, and anxiety disorders by women who regularly consumed a whole diet consisting of vegetables, fruit, whole grains, and high-quality meat and fish.
  • 11% higher likelihood of good functional health by eating two more servings of fruits and vegetables a day.
  • Good sources of folic acid are greens and beans.
  • Selenium is a mineral that helps to reduce oxidative stress in the brain associated with some cases of mild to moderate depression in the elderly population.
  • Flavonoids can help keep your memory sharp and are found in tea, bright colored berries including blueberries, blackberries and raspberries, citrus including grapefruits, oranges and lemons.
  • Good sources of selenium are oatmeal, lean meats like pork, beef, chicken and turkey, whole-grain bread, low-fat dairy foods, nuts and seeds, brown rice, beans and legumes, and seafood.
  • Pairing a food rich in folic acid (folate) and another rich in vitamin B12 helps to prevent disorders of the central nervous system, mood disorders, and dementions.
  • The 2nd leading cause of disability worldwide by 2020 is estimated to be depression.
  • Mental health is an integral part of health; indeed, there is no health without mental health.
  • Like your brain, the gut has it’s own nervous system, which sends information to the brain via the vagus nerve.
  • 50% increased likelihood of depression in women who regularly consumed a diet high in refined or processed foods and saturated fats.
  • Good sources of vitamin B12 are meats, poultry, fish and dairy.

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