22 Jan '15, 6pm

Feeling depressed? These foods may be to blame..

Feeling depressed? These foods may be to blame..

It’s easy to think about how food causes physical changes in our bodies, but how often do we think about how our diet affects our mental health? A lot of what we eat is a highly processed version of the real deal. Health foods (granola bars, pre-packaged meals, and juices) can be even worse than the huge portions you get at your favorite restaurant due to dangerous additives. So how does this all relate to depression? Well, what we put in our bodies has a bigger effect on our brains than you’d think. We need a certain amount of nutrients on a daily basis to stay healthy, and that doesn’t stop with mood. Processed or fast food options generally don’t contain these ingredients. Worse, they often contain ingredients you don’t need, like refined sugar (consider the spike and inevitable crash!), trans fats and artificial sweeteners – all of which have been linked to irritabilit...

Full article: http://michellephan.com/food-making-you-depressed-process...

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