Healthy eating not only does your body good but it’s also great for your mind and mood.

What we eat can affect how we feel. Eating a mix of healthy foods everyday helps you feel good. It also feels good knowing you’re doing the best for your body and mind. If you’re not eating enough of the right kinds of foods like lots of fresh fruit and vegetables you can end up feeling tired, low in energy and sluggish. Foods high in fibre like fruit and vegetables, legumes and wholegrain carbohydrates give you lots of energy and keep you feeling fuller for longer.

One of the best things you can do for yourself every day is have breakfast. Try and eat within an hour of getting up and it’ll set you up for the day. But that doesn’t mean you can skip your other meals. Three meals a day plus two healthy snacks in between (grab a banana, some yoghurt, or a handful of nuts) will help keep your body and mind fueled.

Want to feel good? Eat good food. These foodie rules from a kiwi teen are a good place to start. Or if you need help choosing healthy food and snacks, check this PDF out.

Not to get too much into a chemistry lesson, but if you want to understand some basics about why what you eat makes a huge difference to your mood, read this PDF.