Good food approach to maintain mental health

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Everybody knows that good food equals good mood.

Apart from keeping you in shape, good food also has positive effect on mental well-being.

A well-balanced diet is important for the maintenance of mental health, said Universiti Putra Malaysia Department of Nutrition, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences senior lecturer Dr Mohd Redzwan Sabran.

The connection between food and mental capacity has been well documented and, according to a recent article on scmp.com, focusing on nutrition optimises brain fitness.

The article quoted Harvard-trained nutritional psychiatrist Dr Uma Naidoo as saying that the right food helps to optimise brain health to prevent and even treat anxiety, depression, insomnia and fatigue, among others.

Mohd Redzwan said there is a link between the gut and mental health, known as the gut-brain axis.

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