Foods come in lots of variety, shapes and sizes. But which ones improve your mental health? Let’s find out.

1. Berries

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Whether they be strawberries, raspberries, blueberries or blackberries, berries are always wonderful ways to improve your mental health. As depression beaters, berries are rich in fibre and are bright and lovely.

2. Leafy vegetables

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Leafy vegetables are a excellent way to have a good memory. These greens are full of vitamins, minerals & fibres. Eating these can avoid heart disease, diabetes and mental decline.

3. Cereals

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Being stress, anxiety and depression reducers, cereals are extremely good sources of protein, iron, vitamin B complex, vitamin E, carbohydrates, fibre and minerals. This everyday breakfast option can easily be enjoyed with milk.

4. Nuts

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Almonds, walnuts, peanuts, cashews, so many of these can boost your mood. Nuts are packed with fibre, protein, antioxidants, magnesium, copper and vitamin E. These also reduce risk of heart disease & help in weight loss.

5. Chocolate

chopped chocolateChocolate saves the day by decreasing anxiety and depression! This yummy treat is very nutritious, is packed with antioxidants, protects your skin from the sun, improves brain function and reduces risk of heart disease. Looks like it isn’t so bad after all!

6. Yoghurt

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Yogurt reduces depression symptoms and is very tasty. It has all the nutrients your body needs, is high in protein, helps your heart & aids in weight management.

7. Turmeric

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Turmeric reduces depression and anxiety and is high in antioxidants. However, to see results, it is better to have 500-2,000 mg of this powder everyday.

8. Whole-grains

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Whole-grains are mood boosters that can help you calm down at times. These are packed with fibre, B vitamins, antioxidants, iron, zinc, copper, and magnesium. But eating too much of these isn’t recommended.

9. Green tea

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Green tea contains theanine which helps reduce anxiety, and can be made easily. It improves brain function, is filled with antioxidants and also prevents bad breath & heart disease.

10. Water

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You may not think so, but water has several benefits! Drinking water helps us think clearly, which affects our mental health. Water helps maintain good skin health, protects sensitive organs and keeps a good body temperature.

So, I hope you add these foods to your diet (if they aren’t already). Thanks for reading!

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