What You Eat, Your Mind Muscle Connection, and Why You Should Care

plant based for healthy mind

It’s no secret that what you eat can affect how you feel. At times you haven’t been eating well, do you begin to notice that you feel sluggish. You don’t seem to have the same energy as when you’re eating a healthy balanced diet. Also you notice that you physically don’t feel as well too.

How does your diet impacted your mental health?

What you eat can affect your mental health in multiple ways. Your diet and the food you eat can directly impact the way you feel physically and mentally. Eating a well-rounded diet that includes the necessary macro and micro-nutrients is essential for maintaining a healthy mind.

Healthy plant based diet can turn your energy back up to high gear!

When you are NOT eating a healthy, well-rounded diet you may notice yourself feeling:

  • Sluggish
  • Short Tempered
  • More Stressed
  • Anxious

You may not realize it, but what you put into your body isn’t just important for your physical health. So often we focus on the physical aspect of our goals, health and how we feel; but what about your mental health?

It’s time to pay attention to what you eat and how it affects your mind as well as your body.

Your Gut Health and the Affects it has on Your Mental Health

There are studies that have shown a link between changes in your gut microbiota and the your brain. The mind is linked to your digestion. The lack of healthy gut bacteria have been shown to cause inflammation within your gut that can be linked to mental illnesses such as anxiety and depression. Having a healthy gut can lead to having a healthier mind.

How can you improve your gut, and brain, health?

The simplest thing you can start doing today to improve your guy health is to start increasing your fiber intake. Fiber has health benefits far beyond improving digestion. Improving your fiber intake using a plant based diet will:

  • Begin to heal your gut
  • Will help you improve digestion

AND

  • Will help you maintain a healthy gut in the long term

Mind Muscle Memory is Here to Help!

When looking to improve your diet and start making changes to your fitness and workout routines, we know where to start. At Mind Muscle Memory and the M3 website, we focus on meeting you where you are at.

Our coaches are available to help you in the capacity that you need. Understanding your body and what you need to eat to maintain a healthy mind is imperative for success.

We’re here to help! For more information on how an M3 Coach can help you, contact us today!