By Hilary Caton, Communications Coordinator
They say you are what you eat, but what you eat also affects who you are on a day-to-day basis.
It’s something Dietitians have been researching more astutely over the last decade or so, according to CAMH Registered Dietitian Kelly Matheson.
“People are now realizing there is not only a psychological connection but a biochemical and physical connection between what we eat, the way it makes us feel and our mental health,” Kelly said.
“If we think about common illnesses like diabetes, cancer, high blood pressure and heart disease, there’s talk about how nutrition directly impacts these diseases and how you can reduce your risk by eating certain foods, following certain diet patterns and the same can be said about mental health.”