These Foods Are Threatening Your Brain Health, Says a Dietitian

Are you feeling overwhelmed? Do you suffer from dramatic mood swings? Is your energy at an all-time low? If this sounds like you, then your diet could be to blame. New research shows a "very strong connection between food and mood." According to the National Institute of Mental Health, one in five, or roughly 43 million, Americans have a diagnosable mental disorder, and registered dietician Michelle Babb, MS, RD, CD, says this can be helped by making small changes to our daily diet. 

In her new book, Anti-Inflammatory Eating for a Happy, Healthy Brain, Babb advocates the use of food as medicine to promote a healthy (and happy) brain that boosts your mood too. This isn't an elimination diet either. We quizzed Babb to find out exactly what brain foods we should be incorporating into our diet, which ones are threatening our brain health, and why some dairy and soy is actually good for you. Make sure you scroll to the end for three exclusive recipes from the book that not only satisfy the taste buds but your microbiome and your mood too. Oh, and did we mention they're also super easy and quick to make? Genius.