The best breakfast to eat to improve your mental health

trending 15/09/2017

Remember how growing up everyone told you breakfast was the most important meal of the day? they weren't kidding...

Not only can it put you in a good mood because daaammn that breakkie looks good, but there's also been a lot of research put into the link between our diet and mental health.

Nutrients are needed to fuel our brain. If we’re not getting the nutrients in through diet, then we don’t have the nutrients to formulate our neurotransmitters, our neurochemicals, or regulate our blood sugar or hormones" - Nutritionalist Melissa Brunetti.

Brunetti also revealed that there's one go-to breakfast that can kick off your day with the nutrients needed to improve your health. Drum roll please...Eggs with sprouted-grain toast and smashed avocado.

The scientific reason behind the choice is the fact this meal is made up of amino acids, omega-3, fibre, vitamin D and, most importantly, fatty acids buuut pretty much we just heard smashed avo and are already sold.

Our brain is about 60% fat and we need to get our fat from a dietary source. Avocado is rich in tryptophan, which is a pre-cursor to serotonin, which is our feel-good chemical. It also has folate and Omega 3 in it.