There are so many ways we can increase our mental and emotional wellness, simple lifestyle changes can have a large impact on our psychological state and how we cope in our day to day lives.

We know that adequate and consistent sleep gives our brain time to recharge and process our memories and thoughts. Lack of sleep can contribute to those unwelcome feelings of anxiety, restlessness, irritation, depression and suicidal thoughts. So with that in mind, it’s no surprise that what we put in our bodies can affect the outcome of our mental function.

Certain foods will fuel our concentration, keep us more alert and give us a much healthier high then if we were to reach for the sugar. Our brain needs this nutrient-rich food, this complex organ accounts for 20% of our total daily energy requirements.

We’ve put together a list of good mood food that is nutritious, delicious and awesome for your mental health.