Can what you eat have an impact on your mental health?
One of the most obvious, yet under-recognised factors in the development of major trends in mental health is the role of nutrition. We talk to Cindy Odendaal, a nutritionist at Biologie, to discuss the impact of diet on mental wellness, exactly what good foods are, and the effect of bad foods on the brain.
“You have to get the nutrients that support the brain” – What nutrients do we have to begin including in our daily diet to ensure mental wellness?
“Sugar is a neurotoxin, it’s an excitotoxin” – What effect does sugar have on the brain?
“If you support the function of the second brain, you can change behaviour” – How does the gut’s ‘second brain’ influence mood and well-being?
“We can boost seratonin with food” – What is the link between seratonin and sucide and how do we increase our seratonin levels?