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It’s important to nourish the brain. Food is essential to grow new brain cells, transmit important nutrients and chemicals that are vital to health, provide fuel for your nervous system to function, and help protect you from disease. Nutrition is an important part of a healthy and fit brain. 

A healthy diet is good for your body and your mind. A healthy diet includes fresh fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, whole grains, nuts, seeds, spices, and herbs. A nutritious diet is important for people who have experienced high stress or trauma. Its benefits include:

  • Increased mood and emotional health
  • Improved cognition and decreased risk of cognitive decline
  • Increased sense of control
  • Increased energy and motivation
Nacamulli, M. (2016 June 21). How the food you eat affects your brain – Mia Nacamulli. [Video]. TED-Ed. How the food you eat affects your brain – Mia Nacamulli – YouTube