Your mental health can get influenced by what you really eat, says Lina Begdache, assistant professor of health and wellness studies at Binghamton University. It may though vary depending upon your age and gender. The author has been examining this link between food and mood habits in her studies.
What you eat can have a big impact on your mental health, and it varies according to your age and gender, according to Lina Begdache, assistant professor of health and wellness studies at Binghamton University. She is the author of several studies examining the link between diet and mental health.
For example, young adults and mature adults actually require different food to improve their mental health.
Along with age, said Begdache, food also affects mood in women and men differently. Men are more likely to experience mental well-being until nutritional deficiencies arise, while women are less likely to experience mental well-being until they achieve a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle.