Just a few simple changes to your diet can be all it takes to help support your mental health wellbeing.
We are what we eat, and nutrition can have a positive impact on our mental wellbeing. When you consider that more than 150,000 people in Northern Ireland are suffering from depression at any given time, it is essential that we do all we can to help support our mental health.
Eating breakfast, eating at regular times and eating nourishing foods can help support the balance of neurotransmitters like Serotonin and Dopamine, as well as maintaining well balanced blood sugar levels, helping to balance mood and energy. For example, incorporating plenty of essential fats from oily fish, nuts and seeds or ensuring you are getting your five a day can help support your mental health.
If you are interested in finding out more information, a ‘Food & Mood’ event is being held on 16 May 2013 at 10am in the Marine Court Hotel, Bangor and 17 May 2013 at 10am in Millbrook Lodge, Ballynahinch.
Nutritional Therapist Jane McClenaghan will be presenting a talk called ‘Food and Mood’ and she will explain how diet affects anxiety and depression and provide you with plenty of simple, practical ideas to help support your mental health.