The basics of a healthy diet
Poor diet can affect mood, behaviour and brain function. Our brains need energy and nutrients for healthy brain chemistry, functioning of nerves, and correct neurotransmitter levels. That is why a healthy diet is so important for recovery after brain injury.
Fad diets come and go, but the essentials of a healthy diet remain:
- eat a variety of foods including vegetables, fruits and grains
- eat lean meats, poultry, fish, beans and low-fat dairy products
- drink enough water
- limit your intake of salt, sugar and alcohol
- eat unsaturated fats in moderation, strictly limit saturated and trans fats.