2 ways the foods you eat impact your mental well-being

2 ways the foods you eat impact your mental well-being

There's an expression that says "you are what you eat," but do you know that means? It's quite simple – the foods you are fueling your body with have a large impact on your overall well-being, brain functioning included. Your mind is always racing - controlling your movement, your senses and more - so it only makes sense that it needs proper nourishment. It was put into perspective perfectly by Dr. Eva Selhub of Harvard Health Publications: "Like an expensive car, your brain functions best when it gets only premium fuel." That means feeding your body the vitamins, minerals and antioxidants it needs, rather the filthy toxins that contribute to poor physical and mental health.

Philippians 4:13

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Following a raw diet can lead the way to improved mental health.

While you can trust in the Lord to give you strength to overpower those feelings of mental anguish, following a nourishing raw diet can help lead the way. By making gradual substitutions in the beginning stages of the Hallelujah Diet, you will be enabled to make a complete lifestyle change and readjust your overall health. Here are a few ways that a diet free of toxins can have an impact on your mental wellbeing:

1. It can reduce psychological stress

According to research led by Aline Richard of the University of Zurich, those who ate at least the recommended amount of five fruits and vegetables a day experienced less psychological stress. The researchers gathered data from the 2012 Swiss Health Survey and analyzed the portions of fruit and vegetables participants were eating as well as their levels of stress. Of those eating the five-a-day recommendation, the researchers found that 11.6 percent had low stress, 9.3 percent had moderate stress and 6.2 dealt with high stress. While adding more fruits and vegetables can help you maintain a healthy weight and cleanse your body of unwanted toxins, it can also contribute to putting your mind at ease. Stress-free living is crucial for a well-balanced and positive lifestyle.

A raw diet can contribute to your mental health.

Philippians 4:6

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.”

2. It can decrease feelings of depression

The Seguimiento Universidad de Navarra Cohort study wanted to find if certain dietary habits could contribute to feelings of depression in Spanish university graduates. The research began by analyzing participants who lived without depression. Dietary intake was evaluated by three diet quality scores: Mediterranean Diet Score, Pro-vegetarian Dietary Pattern and Alternative Health Eating Index-2010. The researchers analyzed the participants and scored their dietary habits for 10 years.
They found 1,051 cases of depression among 15,093 participants. Those who adhered to the MDS, PDP and AHEI-2010 experienced reduced risk of depression. By eating a raw diet, you can reduce your risk of experiencing depression. This can help you live life to the fullest, the way God intends. He can lead the way, but it is up to you to fuel your body with the natural sustenance that can ward off bad feelings.

Proverbs 3:5-6

“Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.”

Hop on the Hallelujah Diet and follow the path to restore your health both mentally and physically.

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