3 Ways to Support Mental Health With Your Nutrition

gut health mental health organifi recipe Feb 02, 2021

If you know us Balanced Beyars sisters, you know that we are all about proactively supporting our gut and mental health on a daily basis and we believe that good food equals a good mood!

Have you noticed that whenever you eat healthier foods, you feel more energetic, smarter, and clear-minded?

That’s because the mind and body are directly connected. The gut is known as the second brain because over 90% of Seratonin, the happy hormone, is found in your gut along with 5x more neurons than in the spine. If you are giving your gut the love it deserves, your mind will thank you.

There are 3 essential building blocks to incorporate into your diet to be proactive about mental health (We dive DEEPER in the video above, so don't forget to watch it!)

1. Fiber

2. Antioxidants and Micronutrients

3. Healthy fats

Humans are not getting enough fiber through our modern diet and our moods are showing it!

Think of your gut as a garden. It needs to be taken care of and nourished to thrive, and fiber does just that. It keeps digestion moving, eliminates toxins, and helps improve mood. Some ways to incorporate fiber into your diet is adding in sweet potatoes, berries, arugula, chia seeds.

Another way to use food to fuel a healthier mind is by adding as many antioxidants and micronutrients to your diet as possible.

Eat the rainbow! Each color you eat has its own set of health benefits, so try to have at least 2-3 colors on your plate during every meal.

Did you know healthy fats are essential for mental health?

Researchers are finding that the lack of omega-3 fatty acids can lead to depression and anxiety. Some foods packed with healthy fats are avocado, olive oil, and wild-caught salmon.

Of course we focus on whole foods first, but there are also some products we like supplementing with for that extra support.

For example, Organifi Gold actually contains all 3 of these essential building blocks for supporting mental health, and it’s really delicious! It contains acacia fiber that helps feed the good bacteria in the gut to supports proper digestion and is packed with superfoods like reishi, turkey tail, and ginger that support immunity!

Try this Healing Golden Latte recipe to add Organifi Gold to your daily self-care ritual.

✨Healing Golden Latte✨

  • Hot water
  • Frothed cashew milk
  • 1 scoop of Organifi Gold
  • Stir in cinnamon and enjoy

Don't forget to use our code BALANCEDBEYARS to save $$ on your order! 

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