How your diet affects your mental health

The kind of food we eat and the timing of our meals all play a part of our mental health well being. Eating the right foods at the right time will help maintain the levels of the sugar levels in our body thereby providing the body with the vital energy currency known as ATP.

If one does not feed properly and the sugar levels drop, it could lead to tiredness, bad moods, anxiety and even depression.

A good diet is important so we should aim to eat more of whole grain foods, fruits and vegetables. These foods make for slow and steady release of sugars in the blood. It is also a good idea to reduce instant sugary foods and also what we term junk or fast foods.

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