Mental health: Best foods to eat to boost low mood detailed by Dr Rupy

No food on its own can be credited to boosting mood. But, maintaining a good diet overall can help. Various studies have shown the link between certain foods and increased mood.

But, many don’t know their food can have such a drastic impact on their mental health.

Dr Rupy said: “One of the things is that people don’t really know about the gut-brain axis. Some research showed that almost half, around 47 percent of people didn’t know there is a link between the gut and the brain.

“The important takeaway is, there is this communication highway between our gut and our brains, and what we eat can potentially affect how we feel.

“With that in mind, the best advice is to eat a proper diet, mostly Mediterranean.”

Dr Rupy teamed up with Yakult to raise awareness of the gut-brain axis.

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“I tend to talk about categories of food I think people should eat. Chickpeas, lentils, cruciferous vegetables like cabbage and broccoli, and kale.

“These contain a suite of anti-inflammatory chemicals like, which we know can impact how we feel as inflammation has a connection with mood.

“There are polyphenol-rich foods, so your colourful tomatoes, apple, butternut squash, basically anything in season.

“Then you’ve got really good quality fats and Omega 3 that you get from small fish, as well as nuts and seeds hazelnuts.”

“I tend to talk about categories of food I think people should eat. Chickpeas, lentils, cruciferous vegetables like cabbage and broccoli, and kale.

“These contain a suite of anti-inflammatory chemicals like, which we know can impact how we feel as inflammation has a connection with mood.

“There are polyphenol-rich foods, so your colourful tomatoes, apple, butternut squash, basically anything in season.

“Then you’ve got really good quality fats and Omega 3 that you get from small fish, as well as nuts and seeds hazelnuts.”

Foods that can boost mood

Selenium

Selenium has been linked to helping make depression more manageable.

Selenium is included in the likes of

  • Brazil nuts
  • Offal, like liver
  • Whole grains

source: express.co.uk