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Food and Mood

Eating a healthy and balanced diet with regular meals throughout the day will improve your sense of wellbeing. Making sure your body has all the energy it needs (and the right kind of energy) will make you feel physically well and will help to regulate your mood and emotions.

Although there are lots of specific foods that are thought to alleviate some mental and emotional health problems, in general it is just common sense. 'Junk' food is not just junk for the body it is also junk for the mind. Small changes in your lifestyle can have a big impact for your wellbeing. This is about eating well most of the time, not about completely denying yourself the things you enjoy.