Healthy Food for a Happy Brain

The Covid-19 Pandemic caused an unprecedented decline in mental health. The population that has been most affected is our children.

School closings dramatically impacted children's mental health. A key stressor was the loss of family services usually provided by local school districts. Many families rely on the meals that schools offer to feed their children and that they had a safe, supervised environment while their parents were at work.

Here at Yolo Farmstand, we want to help you and your family to, stress that eating a healthy diet, including organic nuts, fruits, and vegetables, is key to both mental and physical wellbeing. 

Emotions can regulate eating, and eating can regulate emotions. As the saying goes, "you are what you eat," in the sense that mood and food are often reflections of each other. “

Children who do not have a diet rich in nuts, fruits and vegetables tend to be overweight. If your calories mostly come from processed or fast foods, sugary drinks, and snacks, you are likely to be overweight.

randomized controlled trial published in the journal PLOS ONE

“finds that symptoms of depression dropped significantly among a group of young adults after they followed a Mediterranean-style pattern of eating for three weeks. Participants saw their depression "score" fall from the "moderate" range down to the "normal" range, and they reported lower levels of anxiety and stress too.”

Their diet included daily servings of nuts and seeds, along with fruits, vegetables, fish, healthy oils, and fats.

Eating plenty of fruits and nuts was linked to a 30%to 40 % lower risk of  depression  Researchers find that nuts benefit the brain by enhancing cognition, memory, recall, and rest. A new study found that eating nuts regularly strengthens brainwaves.

Including nuts, fruits, and vegetables, berries, citrus, and green leafy vegetables in your daily diet can promote optimism and reduce stress.

There is a whole new field of Nutritional Psychiatry developing that is a mix of nutrition, dietetics, and psychology, using whole foods and nutrients to improve mental well-being. 

One specialist summed it up with this statement, “what’s good for your gut is also good for your mental health.” Be your own researcher. Add some of these foods to your entire family's daily diet and see how everyone's energy and mood improve! 

Walnuts- are good news for kids and adults. 

Here at Yolo Farmstand- We believe that our job is to nurture our customers, families, and communities the way we nurture and care for our land. When children grow up eating California fresh grown, organic "real food," they are creating a legacy of health and wellness.

To encourage you to “Snack Your Way to Better Mental Health “we are featuring our organic raw walnuts.

Wherever you live, you can experience our California organic nuts and dried fruits delivered fresh to you.

  • Buy our organic raw and sugar-free walnuts online.
  • Try our organic dried fruit sun-dried fruit, sugar-free and without preservatives.
  • Treat yourself to the taste of Organic dried peaches. Shop online and have them delivered fresh right to your door.

All our products are organically grown and come to you with minimal handling, and nothing added: no salt, sugar, or oil. We ship the most efficient way possible for fast delivery right to your door. Our beautiful packaging makes the perfect gift for any occasion.

Buy online today at https://www.yolofarmstand.com/.


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