Danielle, a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP) from BSL Healthy Minds, explains how healthy eating is good for your mental health.
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Healthy Eating – what does it mean when people say healthy eating is good for your mental health?
When you feel depressed, anxious or worried, you may become less interested in food.
That can affect your mental health and wellbeing.
You might feel weak, tired, exhausted or feel like you have no energy.
Eating three meals a day is really important because food and energy are linked to your mental health.
Drinking lots of water and eating a varied diet, including protein and iron (found in meats, cheese and chicken, fruit and vegetables) is really important.
It helps your body stay healthy.
It doesn’t matter what size portions you eat, big or small, but eating regularly will help your mental health.
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