Eat well to ensure mental health



The various enzymes and neurotransmitters that regulate mood and mental state comprise multiple nutrients provided through a good diet.


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The various enzymes and neurotransmitters that regulate mood and mental state comprise multiple nutrients provided through a good diet.

By Dr. P. K. Manglik,

Humans use a considerable percentage of their energy to keep the brain working. But just like our bodies, our brain, and by extension, our mental health, needs much more than just energy to fulfil its daily needs.

This link between what we consume and how we feel has been explored in several studies. Broadly, a healthy diet provides for the brain’s need for complex nutrients. The various enzymes and neurotransmitters

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Genelia Deshmukh and Riteish Deshmukh at India Today Conclave 2021. (Photo: Chandradeep Kumar)


Genelia Deshmukh and Riteish Deshmukh at India Today Conclave 2021. (Photo: Chandradeep Kumar)

At the India Today Conclave 2021, actors Genelia Deshmukh and Riteish Deshmukh, who are also founders of Imagine Meats – a company that manufactures plant-based meat products – spoke about the importance of following a plant-based diet.

James Wilks, vegan activist and former professional mixed martial artist, also joined in the conversation. He starred in the 2018 documentary The Game Changers which promotes a plant-based diet.

During their session titled ‘Gut Reaction: Why I changed my protein. And got a miracle body’ on October 9, Riteish said,

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This is how you need to tweak your fasting diet if you’re an expecting mother

India has a wide range of cultures and festivals which involve both fasting and feasting. Navratri, among Hindus, is one of the most common fasts which is being observed. Navratri comes twice a year during the seasonal change period, where in this phase the human body is vulnerable and susceptible to sickness. So, on this 9-day long festival people avoid non vegetarian sources, onion, garlic, grains, alcohol and smoking. But the type of fast and duration differs from individual to individual.

Fasting has numerous benefits:
  • It boosts immunity
  • It brings LDL cholesterol levels down
  • It makes gut bacteria better
  • It
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