Celebrity Chef and Restaurateur
Obsessed with: Healing through food
We know that food has the power to boost (or bust) our mood and overall mental health. Certain nutrients in particular support wellbeing by regulating the chemicals in our bodies that control our state of mind. One of the major ones, which many of us aren’t getting enough of: Magnesium.
Spring has come at last, and that means that about one-third of Americans are getting ready to plant a garden. According to the National Gardening Association, the number of households growing their own food has increased by 17 percent over the last decade, with millennials (ages 18 to 34) taking the lead.
As the parent of a child who’s just getting started on solids, I’ve been thinking recently about how to help my son grow into a kid who loves to eat all kinds of good food. Because I know how vital balanced nutrition is for the mental health of children and teens, it’s especially important to me that he become a well-rounded eater.
There’s no question that what we eat matters not just to our bodies, but to our minds as well. But it isn’t just what’s on your plate that matters. Though nutrition is a key component, every aspect of our relationship to food—from growing it to cooking and serving it—has the potential to enhance our well-being and our sense of connection with the planet and with the people we love.