Nutrition Made Simple Podcast Episode 89: Food and Mood: How Nutrition Influences Your Mental Health

In this episode, Nicole Aucoin explores the fascinating connection between food, mood, and mental health. Drawing on her conversation with Dr. Uma Naidoo, author of “Your Brain on Food,” Nicole dives into the profound impact of nutrition on our mental well-being. She uncovers the dangers of ultra-processed foods and their link to mental illness while emphasizing the importance of consuming whole foods. Nicole shares key findings from a study indicating that high consumption of ultra-processed foods increases the risk of anxiety and depression. In this episode, you’ll learn how what we eat influences how we feel, and vice versa.
In this episode, you will learn:
  • Nutrition has a significant impact on mental health.
  • Ultra-processed foods are linked to mental illness, while whole foods are important for mental well-being.
  • The gut-brain connection plays a vital role in mental health, and consuming fermented foods or supplements promotes good gut bacteria.
  • Excess sugar consumption negatively affects mental health and chronic diseases, so it’s important to be mindful of sugar intake and opt for whole foods.
  • Taking a 15-minute walk after meals helps with digestion, blood sugar regulation, mood, and energy levels.
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