Human brain is working all time even when you sleep your body is at rest but brain is working so as far as you are concerned about your physical health you should be concerned about mental health as well. Normally we take care of our diet and eat food which are good for our physical health, hardly anyone thinks about mental health. But it is important to take care of mental health as to stay healthy one need to be fit mentally as well as physically. In today’s time where tension, stress and frustration have become daily part of life one should be more careful towards mental health says Dr. R.K Suri psychologist in Delhi.


Here is list of food which prove to be healthy for mental health and can be consumed for good functioning of brain.

  • Walnuts
Similar to shape of brain walnut is considered best for improving brain health and eventually mental health. Walnut is rich in omega 3 fatty acid which is not readily produced by body. Omega 3 fatty acids helps in proper functioning of brain and chemicals like dopamine, serotonin and nor epinephrine – feel good chemicals lack of which can lead to anxiety, stress and depression. So consume walnuts daily for good health and proper functioning of your brain.
Flax seeds
Flaxseed is also rich in omega 3 which is essential for healthy brain and it also works as anti depressant as it contains docosahexaenoic and eicosapentaenoic acid.

  • Green leafs
Green veggies like spinach, kale, collard greens, beet greens and cabbage are good for improving mental health. Green veggies contain nutrients which are good for cognitive health of brain. Green vegetables can be easily consumed by using them in wraps, smoothies or with sauces.

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  • Fish
Consuming fish is considered best for mental health especially for elder people. Fish is rich in omega 3s like EPA and DHA which help in improving memory of brain. As weak memory problems are found in aged people so it is good for them to consume fish for good brain functioning. Fish intake is good for pregnant women’s as well for good development of child’s brain.

  • Beet roots
Beet root is rich in nitrates which after consumption convert to nitrites. Nitrites helps in supplying good amount to oxygen hence help in providing oxygen to each and every part of brain. According to Dr. R.K Suri to keep brain functioning good eating healthy is as equally important as doing exercise.

  • Whole grains
Whole grains like brown rice, oats, barley contains carbohydrates which release glucose which is good for mental health. So consuming some amount of carbohydrates is good.

  • Almonds
Almonds contain magnesium which is good for improving brains metabolic activity.

  • Peanuts
Peanuts are rich in vitamin E and resveratrol which keeps brain healthy and effective for Alzheimer’s.

  • Yogurt
We all know about brain and gut connection so if our stomach is feeling good our brain will automatically be healthy. Prebiotics and probiotics found in yogurt help in reducing inflammation in brain, stress, anxiety and increasing happy emotions.

Next time onwards don’t make diet chart or food consumption keeping only physical health in mind include mental health also.

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