Do you feed your feel good ? Did you know that food affects your mood, behaviour and learning in many different ways?

 

Understand how a healthy diet makes you more resilient and feeds your brain; explore your eating habits and increase your wellbeing.  

 

 

 

  • The brain accounts for 2% of our body weight!

  • The brain uses roughly 20% of our daily calories.

  • High blood sugar is linked to elevated cortisol, a hormone that impairs memory in high doses! (so don't try revising

       on a sugar high!)

  • To optimise brain power, Michael Green of Aston University suggests "more frequent but smaller meals." 

  • Essential fatty acids, such as Omega-3s, are proving valuable in treating depression

  • A diet of junk food can mess up your brain, trans and saturated fats, common in heavily processed foods, can negatively affect the brain's synapses.

At different life stages we need different things for our bodies. 

  • By eating a varied and balanced diet as shown in the NHS Eatwell Guide, you should be able to get all the energy and nutrients you need from the food and drink you consume, allowing your body to grow and develop properly.

  • Eating healthily doesn't have to mean giving up your favourite foods. It simply means eating a variety of foods and cutting down on food and drinks high in fat and sugar, such as sugary fizzy drinks, crisps, cakes and chocolate. These foods should be eaten less often and in smaller amounts.

Know yourself ...

How healthy are you?

 

One of the best ways to maximise your focus is to stay hydrated. Even mild dehydration can lead to tiredness, headaches, reduced alertness and diminished concentration.

How much water do you drink each day?

Is it enough to keep you hydrated?

Find out how to make water more interesting:

 

Get some support from friends , family and experts.

Do a food diary so you know what you are eating.

Become a grazer, eating little and often.

 

 

 

 

 

Listen to some top tips on nutrition: 

 

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