SYEDA AIMAN ASIF
Healthy eating is not about strict dietary limitations, staying unrealistically thin, or depriving yourself of the foods you love. Rather, it’s about feeling great, having more energy, improving your outlook and stabilizing your mood. If you feel overwhelmed by all the conflicting nutrition and diet advice out there, you’re not alone. It seems that for every expert who tells you a certain food is good for you, you’ll find another saying exactly the opposite. You can stay healthy, by eating healthy diet that is as good for your mind as it is for your body.
“Instead of emphasizing one nutrient, we need to move to food-based recommendations. What we eat should be whole, minimally processed, nutritious food – the food that is in many cases as close to its natural form as possible.” –Dariush Mozaffarian, Dean of the Friedman School of Nutrition, Tufts University.
Eating more fresh fruits and vegetables, cooking meals at home and reducing your intake of sugar and refined carbohydrates, on the other hand, may help to improve mood and lower your risk for mental health problems. If you have already been diagnosed with a mental health problem, eating well can even help to manage your symptoms and regain control of your life. — Karachi