6 Types of Summer Produce To Include In Your Diet To Boost Your Mood
and tons of recipes to use them in!
Our culture focuses so much on what food can do for our body that we often forget to focus on what it can do for our mind.
If you’re new to understanding the interconnectedness of nutrition and mental health, I recommend reading one of my previous newsletter posts, “How To Start Eating For Your Mood.” I go into all the ways nutrition can impact mental health (including limitations!) as well as my background covering the topic (I studied journalism and psychology at NYU and my senior thesis was on nutritional therapy to treat anxiety and depression). It’s a topic I’m very passionate about but one that doesn’t get enough attention.
Of course, one of the best ways to improve your diet and boost your mood is to include more fruits and vegetables, and what better way to do that than to include some of the beautiful summertime produce that is in season?
I love summer produce — I find it to be so fresh and hydrating. Combine your healthy eating with a little serotonin boost for the summer sunshine, and you can expect a noticeable bump in your mental wellbeing.
Here are 6 summer fruits and vegetables that can help improve your mood and mental wellness!
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