Have you ever wondered whether there was a link between the food that we eat and our mental well-being?  

The SMILES trial explored the relationship between diet quality and depression. Researchers found a significant reduction in depressive symptoms in a third of participants after just 12 weeks! 

The Modimed diet is rich in whole grains, vegetables, fruit, nuts, legumes, fish, lean red meats, chicken and eggs. Including nutrient-rich foods in your diet is an easy way to boost your mood and support brain health. 

Quick tips for getting the good stuff in: 

  • Breakfast – eggs on toast with some spinach or avocado 
  • Snacks – fruit and nuts (no prep required!) 
  • Adding an extra vegetable to your dinner meal 
  • Use olive oil for cooking as it is a rich source of healthy fats 

If you’d like to discover other ways you can incorporate healthy eating into your lifestyle, contact the Griffith Health Clinics Dieticians on 1800 188 295. We’re located on the Gold Coast Campus, G40, Level 4. You can also follow Griffith Health Clinics on Facebook and Instagram.