During this time mental health is more important than ever. One of these mental conditions is living with and fighting against depression.
Not to start with a total bummer but poor mental health is on the rise amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
An indicating data point is the national hotline for emotional distress experiencing a 1,000% increase in calls during the month of April as reported by the Washington Post.
To state it simply: mental health is just as important as your physical well-being. But, did you know your eating habits can greatly impact your mental state?
We’re Only Human
You know how you may feel sluggish after indulging in your favorite comfort food? Hello, fast food. We do, it feels great in the moment, but it’s fleeting and quickly digresses into a bit of regret.
Choosing to build in good-for-your-mood foods a.k.a. healthy eating habits tend to have largely positive effect on both your body and mind.
Fun fact: Did you know your stomach is often referred to as your second brain? (the more you know).
A big reason we even started Rowdy Bars was to provide a healthy alternative to your typical snack bar choices for those in-between meals or on-the-go pick me up.
A Healthy Punch to Depression
Just like our gut-boosting, prebiotic snack bars -- healthy foods promote “good” bacteria to thrive. And when good bacteria is living their best lives inside your gut, the rest of your body is too.
When you have good-gut health on track, your neurotransmitters are better able to send the feel good vibes to the rest of your body.
That’s a very good thing!
We’re not saying that Rowdy Bars alone is the solution, but our bars sure as heck can help you maintain a steady, healthier path to fighting symptoms of sadness, anxiety, and depression.
Other Food Types for Depression
- Whole foods for maximum nutrients
- Fiber intake to better regulate your energy levels
- Vitamin D for aids in the production of serotonin
Fight The Good Fight
We won’t ever claim to be mental health experts. Which is why we want to share these nationally available resources as stated by the CDC:
If you, or someone you care about, are feeling overwhelmed with emotions like sadness, depression, or anxiety, or feel like you want to harm yourself or others: