3 Ways To Support Mental Health With Nutrition

3 Ways To Support Mental Health With Nutrition

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The Balanced Beyars are three sisters all about proactively supporting their gut and mental health on a daily basis and believe that good food equals a good mood!

Check out this Youtube video for three ways to use nutrition to support mental health and stay tuned until the end for the recipe to their go-to Healing Golden Latte.

Have you noticed that whenever you eat healthier foods, you feel more energetic, smarter, and clear-minded? That’s because the mind and body are directly connected. The gut is known as the second brain because over 90% of Serotonin, the happy hormone, is found in your gut along with five times more neurons than in the spine. If you are giving your gut the love it deserves, your mind will thank you.

There are 3 essential building blocks to incorporate into your diet to be proactive about mental health:

1. Fiber
2. Antioxidants and Micronutrients
3. Healthy fats

Humans are not getting enough fiber through our modern diet and our moods are showing it! Think of your gut as a garden. It needs to be taken care of and nourished to thrive, and fiber does just that. It keeps digestion moving, eliminates toxins, and helps improve mood. Some ways to incorporate fiber into your diet is adding in sweet potatoes, berries, arugula, chia seeds.

Another way to use food to fuel a healthier mind is by adding as many antioxidants and micronutrients to your diet as possible. Where do you find micronutrients? Eat the rainbow! Each color you eat has its own set of health benefits, so try to have at least 2-3 colors on your plate during every meal.

Did you know healthy fats are essential for mental health? Researchers are finding that the lack of omega-3 fatty acids can lead to depression and anxiety.

7 Foods Packed With Healthy Fats

  1. Avocado
  2. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  3. Wild-Caught Salmon
  4. Cheese
  5. Dark Chocolate
  6. Chia Seeds
  7. Whole Eggs

You can also use supplements to help your body get all of the nutrients needed for a healthy mind and body. Organifi Gold contains all 3 of these essential building blocks for supporting mental health, and it’s really delicious! It contains acacia fiber that helps feed the good bacteria in the gut to supports proper digestion and is packed with superfoods like reishi, turkey tail, and ginger that support immunity!

Bonus Healing Golden Latte Recipe

Ingredients:

-Hot water

-Frothed cashew milk

-1 scoop of Organifi Gold

Instructions:

-Mix in Organifi Gold to the water and cashew milk

-Stir in cinnamon and enjoy!

Do you have any questions for the Beyar sisters? Comment below and let us know how you are supporting your mind and body today.

Learn more about how nutrition affects mental health and connect with Alaina, Carly, and Julie on their Instagram and website!

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