Nutrition & The Mind

There are a number of building blocks that are needed for solid mental wellness and strong physical health. Eating well is a key building block that has a large impact on your mood.

Good nutrition is not only associated with better physical health, but better mental health as well. Eating well also leads to a lower risk of mental health disorders such as depression and anxiety.

Men's Health: Let's Check

Want some help making sense of all this stuff? A local dietician can work with you to come up with an eating plan, based on your age, weight, health, metabolism, likes and dislikes. Ask your GP or community health centre or visit to find a dietitian near you.

Australian Dietary Guidelines

  • Eat plenty of vegetables, legumes and fruits.
  • Eat plenty of cereals, preferably wholegrain, such as breads, rice, pasta and noodles.
  • Include lean meat, fish, poultry and/or alternatives.
  • Include milks, yogurts, cheeses and/or alternatives (preferably low-fat varieties)
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Limit intake of foods containing satured fat, added salt, added sugars and alcohol.

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