Important Nutrients for Mental Health

Food plays such an important role in mental health

Here are a few key nutrients to reach for to support mental health

Omega-3 fatty acids

These are crucial for brain health. Reach for fish a few times a week as well as things like eggs, chia seeds, flax seeds, and even mushrooms!


This is a vital nutrient for not only mental health, but also muscle relaxation and even headaches! Reach for green leafy vegetables, dark chocolate, bananas, avocado, beans, nuts, and seeds!

B vitamins

In some studies, B vitamins can help with depressed mood and cognitive impairment. Foods high in B vitamins: brown rice, oats, eggs, legumes, fruits, and citrus.


Gut and mental health have such an intrinsic link! Probiotics like yogurt, kefir, kombucha, sauerkraut and kimchi are all great sources!


Don't underestimate the power of water for mental health! Swap out some caffeine for extra water.