We’ve all heard the idiom, “You are what you eat.” You also feel what you eat. We know that the right foods help ward off disease and help keep our bodies healthy as we age. Yet many people don’t make the connection in how food can be our most powerful defense in alleviating moodiness, anxiety, depression, fatigue, and stress, and improving outlook and attitude. The right vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, and a good balance of macronutrients – carbohydrates, fat, and protein – can keep our minds functioning optimally. If your body has the nourishment it needs, your brain function will follow.