Something that has becoming a more rapid issue in this day and age, especially in America, is the practice of eating healthy. Most people don’t realize that food doesn’t just feed our bodies, it also nourishes our minds. If you are living with mental illness, eating well is especially important for you, because what you eat can affect your daily life, mood and energy level.
A healthy diet emphasizes fruits, vegetables, whole grains and fat-free or low-fat milk products and should include lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, eggs and nuts. Consequences of unhealthy eating habits can result in many physical health problems due to off balance mental health. Mentally ill people tend to overeat because of their issues. Some suffer from depression or anxiety, while others have extreme PMS or bipolar problems. The list is endless. Due to such problems, they tend to have insomnia, memory problems and lack of concentration.