Eat Your Way To Happiness

eat your way to happiness

This Thursday is R U Ok Day, a day to promote asking your friend, family, colleagues or anyone in your life if they are ‘ok’, to assist with suicide prevention – something which I hope will become the norm to ask people.

From a nutrition side of things, much can be done to improve mental health through the foods we choose to eat.

Want to know what to choose to eat your way to happiness?

Some key foods to include are vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, legumes and wholegrains – essentially a very healthy diet. These foods in particularly contain the following nutrients, which can help promote happiness:

  • B Vitamins – are involved in serotonin production pathway. Serotonin is the hormone which makes us feel happy.
  • Healthy fat rich foods – in particularly omega 3 fatty acids, but also other healthy fats found in avocado and olive oil
  • Magnesium – helps to activate the B vitamins, to promote serotonin production.     

Listen in to my recent interview with Ed from 2UE Talking Lifestyle for all the best choices!


By Chloe McLeod

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Chloe is an Accredited Practicing a Dietitian and Sports Dietitian who loves motivating her clients to make health changes to be the best they can be. Chloe specialises in sports nutrition, nutrition for arthritis and inflammatory joint disease, irritable bowel syndrome (particularly the FODMAP approach) and food intolerance. She also greatly enjoys working with people for weight management, inflammatory bowel disease, cholesterol, diabetes and eating disorders. Chloe currently works at BJC Health in Sydney, and with the Rabbitoh’s NRL U20s squad. Chloe has created this website as a place to find nutrition information, usually relating to sports and general wellness, thoughts on current trends, along with suggestions for delicious, healthy places to go when eating out (both in Australia and overseas). She also regularly blogs on BJC Health’s website, usually about IBS or arthritis. Chloe has had an interest in nutrition from a young age, due to having food intolerances herself, and also a realisation about the important role food played in her active lifestyle. She loves food, enjoys going out for meals and experimenting with new recipes and cuisines in her spare time. Due to working with long distance runners, she recently took up running herself, initially in a bid to gain more insight into ‘what it felt like’ to run a marathon. She has since fallen in love with running.

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