6 Ways Your Diet Contributes To Your Mental Health

your diet contributes to your mental health

6. Appearance, Self-Esteem, and The Mind

“The food you eat can be either the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison.” – Ann Wigmore

Today, how you look plays a significant role in your mental health. Body image and self-esteem directly influence your feelings, thoughts, and behaviors. If you have an unhealthy diet that causes you to unsatisfied with your appearance then your mental health may diminish.

By creating a healthy diet, you can not only look better but feel better too, increasing your overall mental health.

How To Improve Your Diet

“The healthy man is the thin man. But you don’t need to go hungry for it; remove the flours, starches, and sugars; that’s all.” – Samael Aun Weor

Creating a healthy diet may be hard at first, but the rewards are extremely beneficial for your physical and mental health.

You can begin by incorporating healthy foods and products into your daily life. If you are still having trouble maintaining a healthy diet, talk to your primary physician about seeing a nutritionist or taking nutritional supplements such as vitamin D and B12.

Some health insurance plans may even cover vitamins and other over-the-counter supplements. It would be wise to consult a doctor, nutritionist, or nutritional physiologist to determine which options are best for you.

“Diet is the essential key to all successful healing.” – Joseph Raynauld Raymond

Related: 7 Ways To Stop Emotional Eating And Be Mindful Of Your Diet

A nutritious diet can not only help you fight depression and other mental disorders, but it can also boost your mood, make you feel positive emotions, and a lot happier in life. Studies have found that a balanced, healthy diet can make us feel more energetic, creative, and motivated. It helps us become more purposeful and engaged in life.

It’s not necessary that you go for a keto or paleo diet. As long as you practice healthy eating habits and are mindful of what you consume, you will experience better mental health and well-being. Start by eating healthy for a few days and see how it makes you feel physically, emotionally, and psychologically. Once you have experienced the benefits first hand, you can follow a more strict diet plan and give your mental health the boost it deserves.

Go ahead and give it a try.


Written by Christian Worstell
Originally appeared on Berkeley Well-Being Institute
Diet and Depression: 6 Ways Food Impacts Your Mental Health
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