Infographic: Nutrition of Mental Health

Nutrition of Mental Health [Infographic]
According to this infographic, entitled "The Nutrition of Mental Health", the brain makes up only 2% of the human body weight but accounts for at least 25% of its metabolic demands.  It follows then, that nutrition plays a key role in healthy brain function and mental health.

In addition to providing statistics and information about Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), the infographic also explains the link between the brain and the digestive system, how exercise benefits mental health and which nutrients and foods are thought to be beneficial for improving memory and lowering the risk of the central nervous system and mood disorders, dementia, anxiety and depression.

The recommended nutrients include:

Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Folic Acid
Vitamin B12

Recommended plant-based foods include:

Whole grains
Brown rice
Nuts and seeds, including Chia
Beans and legumes
Leafy greens
Brightly colored berries

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Infographic Source:  Best Masters in Counseling
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