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.