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How does your diet impact mental health?

We’ve all heard people say that it is important to have a balanced diet, and this is especially true during exam season. What we eat can have a positive or detrimental effect on our mood, and our brains performance.

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The morning of an exam is a very stressful time. If you are struggling to eat, look for foods such as these that give you just what you need to get through the exam.

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Regardless of how important these exams are to you; your mental health will always be more important. If there is a certain mental issue you are having, the table on page 7 may help to address your nutritional deficiency.

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As important as food is, water is even more so. Our brains are made up of about 75-80% water, and requires a sufficient daily intake of water to function properly. Brain cells that are deprived of too much water lose efficiency. Dehydration can cause impairment to the attention span, short-term memory, long-term memory and mathematical abilities.

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