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 Brain Food: How To Eat Smart 
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Brain Food: How To Eat Smart, And Reduce Risk For Illnesses Like Dementia And Depression

Mental health is helped by a variety of things: Exercise, meditation, cognitive behavioral therapy, and spending time with friends are all examples of good habits that keep your brain sharp. But it turns out there’s a whole branch of psychology that focuses on nutrition for the brain as a form of therapy, and it’s called nutritional psychiatry.

“Like an expensive car, your brain functions best when it gets only premium fuel,” wrote Dr. Eva Selhub on Harvard Health Blog, noting that “what you eat directly affects the structure and function of your brain and, ultimately, your mood.”

Your gut and brain are linked, so what you eat will impact how you think and behave. As psychiatrist Drew Ramsey notes in a new Big Think video, remember that “Every molecule in your brain starts at the end of your fork.”

In the video, Ramsey discusses the role of diet in mental health treatment. He describes the types of foods you should be eating as a “rainbow” plate; the best foods are often those that exhibit a wide range of color, from greens to reds to oranges. These colors contain phytonutrients, or nutrients that have health benefits for humans, representing a “palette of medicine.”

Sat Jul 16, 2016 4:39 am
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I suppose food coloring doesn't count when making this palette.

Sat Jul 16, 2016 8:48 pm
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