Fresh food to boost mental health

Cardiff’s branch of the charity, Mind, is calling for local people to get involved with their allotment project promoting the idea that good food helps with a good mood.

Grow your own fruit and vegetables with Cardiff Mind’s allotment project in order to boost your mood. Credit: Martin Cathrae

Mind’s Guide To Food And Mood explains how nutrition and diet can affect emotional and mental health. It emphasises how ensuring that you give your body the nutrients it needs on a daily basis will help to combat mental health issues such as depression or anxiety.

It explains that fresh fruit and vegetables, which should be organically grown if possible, will nourish not only the body but also the mind.

Cardiff Mind said, “There is a dietary element incorporated into our ‘Coping With Life’ courses and our allotment project ties in with that.”