Food for Thought this #mentalhealthawarenessweek

Food for thought this #mentalhealthawarenessweek.

Meet some of the ingredients we’re giving good credit to for their effects on mental health.

The spiel:

Green leafy veg, such as spinach will help build up magnesium stores, too little of which can trigger headaches and fatigue compounding the effects of stress.

Salmon is a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids which are crucial in keeping the brain and body functioning optimally.

Nuts (salmon crust) are a rich plant-based source of Omega-3 fatty acids. In addition, they contain a high level of tryptophan, a precursor to the amino acid serotonin, one of our so-called happy hormones, which tends to reduce feelings of stress and anxiety.

Citrus, as well as berries and kiwifruit which are rich in Vitamin C which can boost immunity as well as help cortisol levels return to normal more quickly after a stressful situation.

Georgia Head

Published by Georgia Head

In her teenage years, a love of food and rowing led Georgia into this field as she wanted to know how to optimise performance through nutrition. With a BSc in Nutrition and an MSc in Sports and Exercise Nutrition, she has the skill set to help you track towards your goals and maximise your potential.

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