There’s no doubt about this, what we eat and drink affects how we feel. The more nutritious the food and drink that we consume, the better we will feel.
Keeping your gut healthy is very important, as this is directly linked to your brain. You can do this by eating probiotic yoghurt and fermented / pickled vegetables.
Try to cut right down on sugar, as eating too much sugar will drain your brain of healthy nutrients, making you feel tired and depressed. Try to avoid all junk food.
Eating foods rich in omega-3 such as cold water fatty, oily fish like mackerel, salmon and sardines can help promote brain health and fight depression and anxiety. Hemp seeds / flax seeds and walnuts are also good sources of omega-3.
There’s always the option of taking a good quality fish oil supplement, high in omega-3.
Another good supplement to take whilst on, or coming off psych meds, is ginko biloba, as it promotes good blood circulation in the brain.
Last supplement recommendation! Milk thistle is often promoted for its liver-protecting effects. Our livers can take a pounding when we consume medications!
Drink filtered water whenever you can (tap water can contain some pretty nasty things such as chlorine / medications / bacteria / not to mention that it’s probably passed through other peoples systems!).
Fresh and seasonal foods are always the best.
I’d be very interested to hear from you about any food and drinks that you may consume, to help make you feel better.