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Nutrition and mental health: The basics of a healthy dietNNutrition and mental health: The basics of a healthy dietNutrition and mental health: The basics of a healthy dietEnglishNutrition;Psychiatry;AdolescentTeen (13-18 years)BodyNAHealthy living and preventionTeen (13-18 years)NA2019-03-22T04:00:00Z9.2000000000000060.5000000000000555.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>For your mood and general wellbeing, eat a balance of macronutrients (complex carbohydrates, protein and healthy fats) and micronutrients (vitamins and minerals).</p><h2>Resources</h2><p> <a href="https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/listing_of_vitamins">Harvard Health Publishing - Listing of vitamins</a></p><p> <a href="https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/tips-for-everyday-living/food-and-mood/#.XJU1eBNKiWZ">Mind (UK) - Food and mood</a></p><p> <a href="https://meant2preventkitchen.ca/">Meant2Prevent: Kitchen</a></p>
Nutrition et santé mentale : notions de base d’une alimentation saineNNutrition et santé mentale : notions de base d’une alimentation saineNutrition and mental health: The basics of a healthy dietFrenchNutrition;Psychiatry;AdolescentTeen (13-18 years)BodyNAHealthy living and preventionTeen (13-18 years)NA2019-03-22T04:00:00ZFlat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Pour améliorer ton humeur et ton bien-être général, adopte un régime alimentaire équilibré composé de macronutriments (glucides complexes, protéines et gras sains) et de micronutriments (vitamines et minéraux).</p><h2>Ressources</h2><p>Les ressources suivantes sont disponibles uniquement en anglais.</p><p> <a href="https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/listing_of_vitamins">Harvard Health Publishing - Listing of vitamins</a></p><p> <a href="https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/tips-for-everyday-living/food-and-mood/#.XJU1eBNKiWZ">Mind (UK) - Food and mood</a></p>

 

 

Mental health A-ZMental health A-ZMental health A-ZMEnglishPsychiatryTeen (13-18 years)NANANATeen (13-18 years)NA2019-03-29T04:00:00ZLanding PageCollection Hub<p>Resources for teens to help you support your mental health and general wellbeing. Learn how to keep yourself healthy mentally and physically, how to adjust to life with a chronic condition, the signs and symptoms of eating disorders and how to cope with trauma.</p><p>Resources for teens to help you support your mental health and general wellbeing. Learn how to keep yourself healthy mentally and physically, how to adjust to life with a chronic condition, the signs and symptoms of eating disorders and how to cope with trauma.</p><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h2 class="panel-title">Wellbeing</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>The everyday pressures of home, school and your social life can put a strain on your mental wellbeing. Find out how a healthy sleep routine, physical activity, balanced nutrition and screen time limits can boost your mental health and overall wellbeing.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h3>Sleep</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3632&language=English">Sleep and your mental health: Overview</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3633&language=English">Sleep and mental health: Sorting out your sleep routine</a></li></ol></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h3>Physical activity</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3783&language=English">Physical activity and mental health: Overview</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3784&language=English">Physical activity and mental health: Types of physical activity</a></li></ol></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h3>Nutrition and mental health</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3773&language=English">Nutrition and mental health: The basics of a healthy diet</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3774&language=English">Nutrition and mental health: Developing positive eating habits</a></li></ol></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h3>Screen time and social media</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3775&language=English">Screen time for teens: Overview</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3776&language=English">Setting limits and staying safe with screen time</a></li></ol></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h3>Stress and resilience</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3777&language=English">Stress and health</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3778&language=English">How to become more resilient</a></li></ol></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h3>Values</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3840&language=English">Identifying your values</a></li></ol></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h2 class="panel-title">Anxiety disorders</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Everyone feels anxious or nervous at some point. An anxiety disorder is when anxious feelings interfere with your everyday routine. Learn about the signs and symptoms of anxiety disorders and how they can be treated.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3810&language=English">Anxiety and anxiety disorders</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h2 class="panel-title">Obsessive compulsive disorder</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) occurs when a person has troubling and intrusive thoughts and/or follows repetitive or strict routines to feel less worried. Learn about the signs and symptoms of OCD it's diagnosed and treated.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3808&language=English">Obsessive compulsive disorder</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h2 class="panel-title">Bipolar disorder</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>When a person has bipolar disorder, they alternate between periods of low and elevated moods for days, weeks or months at a time. Learn more about bipolar disorder including the symptoms of manic and depressive episodes, and how medications, therapy and lifestyle changes can help.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3844&language=English">Bipolar disorder: Overview</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3845&language=English">Bipolar disorder: Treatment and coping methods</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h2 class="panel-title">Suicide and self-harm</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Thoughts of suicide and self-harm behaviours often result from overwhelming emotional pain. Learn what causes suicidal thoughts and behaviours, and what you can do to find supports.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3834&language=English">Suicide and self-harm</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h2 class="panel-title">Mental health and chronic conditions</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Being diagnosed with a chronic condition and learning how to manage it can affect your daily routines and your mental health. Discover how you can support your mental health and wellbeing while adjusting to life with a chronic condition.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3779&language=English">Supporting your mental health and wellbeing</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3780&language=English">Adjusting to life with a chronic condition</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h2 class="panel-title">Substance use disorder</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Substance use is the use of alcohol, tobacco and drugs for pleasure or enjoyment. Learn about the symptoms and risk factors of substance use disorder, and what treatments and supports are available.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3841&language=English">Substance use and substance use disorder</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h2 class="panel-title">Eating disorders</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Eating disorders can impact your mental as well as physical health, and can also affect your family. Find out about the symptoms and treatment of anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder and binge eating disorder, and how you can help yourself during recovery.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h3>Anorexia nervosa</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3785&language=English">Anorexia nervosa: Overview</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3786&language=English">Anorexia nervosa: Treatment and long-term outcomes</a></li></ol></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h3>Bulimia nervosa</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3787&language=English">Bulimia nervosa: Overview</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3788&language=English">Bulimia nervosa: Treatment and long-term outcomes</a></li></ol></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h3>Avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID)</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3789&language=English">Avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID): Overview</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3790&language=English">Avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID): Treatment and long-term outcomes</a></li></ol></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h3>Binge eating disorder</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3791&language=English">Binge eating disorder (BED): Overview</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3792&language=English">Binge eating disorder (BED): Treatment and long-term outcomes</a></li></ol></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h2 class="panel-title">Trauma</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Many young people experience traumatic events. Learn about the potential reactions to trauma, when to see a health-care professional and the different treatments and coping methods available.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3781&language=English">Trauma: Overview</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3793&language=English">Trauma: Treatment and coping methods</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h2 class="panel-title">Somatization</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Somatization involves expressing distress through physical symptoms. Find out about the mind-body connection, signs of somatization and how to get help for your symptoms.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3772&language=English">Somatization</a></li></ol></div>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/teen_mentalhealth1.jpgmentalhealthAZ<p>Production and maintenance of these articles were made possible in part by an educational grant provided by the Medical Psychiatry Alliance. SickKids is grateful for the generous support of our corporate partners but does not endorse specific products or services, nor receive any editorial direction from its sponsors.</p>

 

 

Nutrition and mental health: The basics of a healthy diet3773.00000000000Nutrition and mental health: The basics of a healthy dietNutrition and mental health: The basics of a healthy dietNEnglishNutrition;Psychiatry;AdolescentTeen (13-18 years)BodyNAHealthy living and preventionTeen (13-18 years)NA2019-03-22T04:00:00Z9.2000000000000060.5000000000000555.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>For your mood and general wellbeing, eat a balance of macronutrients (complex carbohydrates, protein and healthy fats) and micronutrients (vitamins and minerals).</p><h2>Carbohydrates</h2><p>Carbohydrates are your body’s main source of energy and your brain’s only source of energy. This energy keeps you thinking clearly and ready to take on your daily routine.</p><p>To keep your mood and energy levels stable, try to choose complex carbohydrates such as vegetables, legumes (such as chickpeas or lentils), whole grain products, and some fruits, with their skins on if possible. These foods are also an important source of fibre, which helps you feel full for longer and helps food move through your digestive system regularly. </p><p>Candy, juices and other sugary food and drinks are all forms of simple carbohydrates. You can eat them occasionally, but don’t rely on them to give you energy. They can cause your blood sugar to “spike” and then suddenly drop off, leading to energy slumps during the day. </p><h2>Protein</h2><p>As a building block for your body, protein helps to build and repair your muscles, organs and bones and helps to maintain a healthy immune system to keep you feeling well. Protein is made up of amino acids that your body needs to function as well as possible. Overall, protein also helps you feel full for longer, which in turn helps you function better. </p><p>You can get protein from chicken, beef, fish and other meats as well as from eggs, milk, cheese and yogurt. Plant-based sources of protein include beans, lentils, nuts, seeds, tofu and tempeh. </p><h2>Fats</h2><p>Fats play a key role in body and brain development. They also help your body absorb essential micronutrients such as vitamins A, D, E and K.</p><p>You might have heard or read that all fat is bad, but there are healthier and less healthy fats. Oily fish, nuts, seeds, avocados and vegetable oils contain unsaturated fats. When eaten in moderation, these fats help prevent many chronic (long-term) conditions such as high cholesterol, heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Less healthy fats, also known as saturated and trans fats, are found in animal products such as high-fat meats and dairy products, including butter. You can still include these foods a balanced diet, but choose leaner options when you can.</p><h2>Vitamins and minerals</h2><p>It is important to get a range of vitamins and minerals every day for your general health.</p><p>Your brain and mental wellbeing benefit from eating regularly throughout the day, roughly every three hours. Rather than zone in on any trendy ‘super foods’ or supplements, simply try to eat a colourful mix of vegetables and fruits daily. These foods contain lots of vitamins and minerals (also known as micronutrients) and phytochemicals, which may play an important role in brain health.</p><p>Iron plays a key role in regulating fatigue. Every day, aim to eat foods rich in iron, such as dark leafy greens, beans, nuts, legumes (such as chickpeas or lentils) and lean meats. Whole grains, low-fat dairy, eggs, nuts, lean meats and legumes are rich in B vitamins. These help your brain and body transform food into energy.</p><p>Remember that different foods provide different micronutrients. “Eating the rainbow” (foods of different colours) makes sure you are consuming all the vitamins and minerals your body needs.<br></p><h2>Resources</h2><p> <a href="https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/listing_of_vitamins">Harvard Health Publishing - Listing of vitamins</a></p><p> <a href="https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/tips-for-everyday-living/food-and-mood/#.XJU1eBNKiWZ">Mind (UK) - Food and mood</a></p><p> <a href="https://meant2preventkitchen.ca/">Meant2Prevent: Kitchen</a></p>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/basics_of_health_diet.jpg