Our moods can be one of the first indicators that something is out of kilter with us. There are many factors that can contribute to our moods such as daily social/world issues, monetary struggles, personal relationships, and overall health concerns. However, we often fail to consider how the foods we consume – or don’t consume – each day can have a direct effect on the structure and function of our brains and our moods.

As George Watsonauthor of Nutrition and Your Mind states, “Not only could the absence of certain nutritional factors vitally impair mental health, but the excess of some of these very same factors in certain persons could also vitally impair mental health.”

Diets high in refined and processed foods are strongly correlated with mental health risk. These inflammatory foods are mostly found in…READ MORE.

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