Could this be the Cause of Our Mental Health Issues?

Do any of these describe you?

  • Become impatient quickly
  • Have a low energy level
  • Energy level is less than it used to be
  • Feel you have too much to do
  • Become anxious or tense easily
  • Easily become angry
  • Suffer from depression or anxiety
  • Have difficulty concentrating
  • Become nervous or hyperactive
  • Have poor memory
  • Have difficulty learning

If so, welcome to our modern day world of mental health issues. At least one in ten of us suffers from a mental health problem, despite the fact that there’s no shortage of antidepressants, tranquilizers and antipsychotic medications out there, and increasing numbers of people are seeking psychotherapy. So where are we missing the boat? The answer lies in our diets.

Nutrients for the mind
One of the biggest disservices in the treatment of mental health issues is the fact that nutrition is frequently overlooked as a significant cause of those issues or worse yet, it’s completely ignored!

Every single function your brain performs—thinking, feeling, mental energy and ability to focus and remember—happens across an intricate network of interconnected brain cells, each one of which depends on the right nutrients to work efficiently.

Simply put, you think what you eat. And you can change how you think and feel by changing what you put in your mouth.

Here are the five essential types of food for your brain:

  1. Glucose- Your brain consumes more glucose than any other organ in your body. Any imbalance in your brain’s glucose supply can cause fatigue, irritability, dizziness, insomnia, excessive sweating, poor concentration and forgetfulness, depression, crying spells and blurred vision.
  2. Essential fats- Sixty percent of your brain is made up of fat, and these fats must constantly be replenished.Deficiencies in essential fats have been linked to depression, dyslexia, attention deficit disorder, fatigue, memory problems, Alzheimer’s and schizophrenia. Plus optimal amounts of fats are essential if you want to maximize your intelligence!
  3. Phospholipids- Phospholipids serve several crucial functions in your brain and nervous system.  They help insulate your nerves, enhance your mood, produce neurotransmitters and protect against age-related mental decline and Alzheimer’s.
  4. Amino acids- Amnino acids influence your neurotransmitters—your brain’s chemical messengers.
  5. Other nutrients (certain vitamins and minerals)NUTRIENT                DEFICIENCY EFFECTS      BEST SOURCES
    Vitamin B1 Poor concentration Grains, vegetables
    Vitamin B3 Depression; psychosis Grains, vegetables
    Vitamin B5 Poor memory Grains, vegetables
    Vitamin B6 Poor memory; depression; irritability Grains, bananas
    Folic acid Anxiety; depression Leafy green vegetables
    Vitamin B12 Confusion; poor memory Meat, dairy, eggs and Hydroxaden 2.5 B12 spray
    Vitamin C Depression; psychosis Citrus fruits, vegetables
    Magnesium Irritability; insomnia; depression Green vegetables, nuts, seeds
    Zinc Confusion; depression; lack of concentration Fish, shellfish, nuts, seeds

Give yours mind what it needs! If you want to enjoy your golden years with a strong memory and sharp mind, it’s vital to make sure your brain is getting the nutrients it needs. Stay away from the processed and fast foods and properly nourish your body…and MIND!

By Sherry Brescia For more information