• Rebekah Esdale

5 Healthy Ways To Boost Your Mood With Food

Updated: Aug 2

It is an exciting time for the emerging field of Nutritional Psychiatry, supporting mental health and well-being through the food we eat.


Many of us don't realise our brains demand a huge amount of energy to function well especially in times of stress. We can greatly nourish our brains and improve our mood through including the following foods in your daily diet:


Leafy greens such as kale, spinach, rainbow chard, collard greens. You can add greens to smoothies, eat with egg, add to curries and stews. Try to have at least 1-2 portions a day as they are nutrient dense.


Oily fish such as salmon, mackerel, anchovies, sardines and herring provides omega 3 fatty acids which are essential for brain health. Have 3 portions of fish a week if possible. Plant based omega 3 fatty acids can be found in nuts and seeds.

Beans and pulses provide plant based protein for energy and blood sugar balance. Also a great source of fibre which is great for our friendly gut bugs which help to make our all important neurotransmitters.


Dark chocolate! Yes, that's right have a square of at least 70% dark chocolate for a extra brain boost.


Matcha tea has been shown to improve attention, memory and reaction time. It also contains L-theanine, which can improve several aspects of brain function


If you are struggling with your mental health please get in touch by visiting www.rebekahesdale.com or email me at hello@rebekahesdale.com



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