New Study Highlights the Importance of Nutrition

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healthy-foodWe all must stay on top of our nutrition. According to recent news, this isn’t just important for our physical health, but also for our mental health. News-Medical reports on this in a recent article titled “Study highlights the importance of nutrition for maintaining mental health.”

The author of the story writes, “An international study involving the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry of the University of Valencia, recently published in ‘The Lancet Psychiatry’, highlights the importance of nutrition for maintaining mental health. Lecturer of Psychiatry Vicent Balanzá has participated in this study. Lecturer of Psychiatry Vicent Balanzá, also a psychiatrist at La Fe University Hospital, participated in the scientific review made by members of the International Society for Nutritional Psychiatry Research (ISNPR) on the importance, research and future of nutritional medicine, as ‘it has been proven that the quality of diet and the deficiencies in certain essential nutrients are determining factors for physical and mental health’. In fact, nutrition ‘has become a key factor for the high prevalence and incidence of very frequent mental diseases, such as depression. A balanced diet is as important in psychiatry as it is in other medical specialties such as cardiology or endocrinology’, says Balanzá.”

EmpowHer also reports on this in a recent article titled “Nutrition and Mental Health: Serving Up Happier Days.” According to blogger Nutrition Sheila of EmpowHer, “Today you may not have the energy to prep a week of healthy foods that will help you feel better, but you are reading about those foods now for when you are ready. As discussed in Nutrition and Mental Health: Benefits of Supplements, there are as many neurons in the abdomen as there are in your brain — collectively known as ‘the gut brain.’ The gut brain is responsible for making 95 percent of our serotonin, our ‘happy’ neurotransmitter. When digestion is flowing smoothly, serotonin production can go as planned. Overall this means eating regularly (daily and about the same times daily) and getting enough protein and fiber throughout the day.”

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