Benefits of Mung Beans and recipe
Our mental wellbeing is described as mental state - This is, how we are feeling and how well we can cope with day to day life. Our mental health is dynamic, it changes from moment to moment, day to day, or week to week and so on and so forth. Whilst our mental health is needed to be dealt by a trained professional, there are many things you can DO to promote your mental wellbeing. We often fail to remember that food has a major role in the development of our mental wellbeing.
According to some sources there is a link between Diet and Mental Health. As well as its impact on short and long-term, evidence also indicate that food plays a crucial contribution role in the development, management and prevention of specific mental health problems, such as depression, schizophrenia, ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), and Alzheimer's disease.
Some studies suggest that good nutrition is essential for our mental health and that a number of mental wellbeing conditions may well be influenced by dietary factors. Of course Mental wellbeing affects our physical health too.
A healthy diet can help recovery, and it should also sit alongside other treatments recommended by your doctor.
What effect does food have on our mental health?
Food not only affects how we feel and how we behave it affects mental health directly through the nutrients that controls our hormones, and indirectly through the emotional impact of having a physical condition caused by an unhealthy diet.
Amazing countryside and ancient history
So often, when people asked me where I am from, (apart from Indonesia), I answered "I'm from Exeter", and instantly I got this puzzled face. I then said again, slowly in case they misunderstood my pronunciation "Exeter". Still puzzled.
Then I said "It's in Devon, South West of England, near Cornwall" (and of course it is nowhere near Conrwall!), then some of them would say "ahhh" still sounded unsure where it is, or some of them would say " oh ya, I know - it's near Plymouth right" - wrong! but it's closer than Cornwall. Only few of them know where Exeter is, mostly people had been studied at its famous University, University of Exeter.
If you haven't been to Exeter, or if you are still wondering where you would spend a nice and cosy weekend, with the flavour of country side yet still within a city vibe, I recommend you come and visit Exeter.
You start exploring Exeter with its ancient history which is dated to 50AD. Pretty amazing innit! At the heart of Exeter city stands the magnificent Exeter Cathedral, more than 900 years old, this beautiful building is one of the great cathedrals of England. Its Gothic architecture seemingly portrays the whole structure of the building. For those who thrill with height, there are special Roof and Tower tours available, giving you panoramic views of Exeter and beyond. For those fancy walking underground, there is history below ground too. Beneath the buzzing High Street, lies Exeter's Underground Passages. This passage was built to bring spring water in the city, and was constructed in medieval times. Guides tours operated daily and you can discover the fascinating heritage of Exeter.
If you still have time to spare - Exeter's Royal Albert Memorial Museum is free to visit. It's located in city centre and it will take you on a voyage of discovery from prehistory to the present day. Often, they have exhibitions from our local artists.
Alternately you can pick up a trail map and take self-guided walks around Exeter. A popular choice is the City Wall Trail which tells the story of Exeter's 2000 year-old Roman city wall that is still about 70% remaining and a medieval guildhall still in use today. Beyond the city walls, there are further heritage actuations to discover, such as - Fursdon (the oldest family homes in Devon, Powderham Castle home of the Earl of Devon, which is about 20 minutes drive from Exeter.
Misma Hemming - Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Life Coaching, Mentor
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