Here’s The Best Breakfast To Strengthen Your Mental Health

It’s always exciting to learn some new information about how to fight the symptoms of mental illness. Especially when the information is delicious.

Prescription medication and speaking to a very nice professional are both medically proven solutions to combating the nasty beast of depression. More recently, we’ve learned that exercise can also have a positive effect on your mood, as does meditation and mindfulness. But there’s one thing that has been overlooked when it comes to treating the symptoms of depression: that thing is what you put in your body.

Research has shown that eating food high in omega-3, amino acids, Vitamin B and D as well as zinc, magnesium and iron will strengthen your mental health and thus, alleviate the symptoms of depression.

Nutritionist Melissa Brunetti told Quartz that the best breakfast to boost your mood includes eggs, avocado and grainy toast. Egg contains fatty acids that respond positively to the fat cells in your brain, and avo promotes a serotonin spike that is essential for maintaining a positive outlook.

That’s right, the country’s favourite brunch and the MVP of Instagram also work as a sure fire way to get our brain cogs moving when it really feels like they won’t.


h/t: Quartz

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