Our diet is a huge influence on our mood. If you have felt cranky or sluggish after a heavy lunch, or happy after having some chocolate, you’ll know that what you eat directly impacts your mood.
Just as too much of certain foods can put a downer on our outlook, others can improve our mood and well-being. A healthy, well-balanced diet is the way to go, as it not only helps to tame that waistline, it can also ward off depression. The best diet plan should feature a variety of food groups, lots of fruits and vegetables, nuts and beans, whole grains and foods rich in omega-3.
These foods can keep depression at bay by offering a host of essential nutrients, so cutting out any of those food groups will only be counter-intuitive to weight loss and mental health. Start adding these to your diet.
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