A study that was published in the Public health Nutrition Journal was done by scientist from the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and the University of Granada. This study took up the subject of eating fast foods and baked goods being linked to depression. Great that’s all I need to know that the food I eat is what is causing me to feel blue. The results of the test show that people who do eat fast foods when compared to those who eat little or none are 51% more likely to develop depression. Sanchez-Villegas, lead author of the study stated:

“The more fast food you consume, the greater the risk of depression.”

The study reveals that participants who eat the most fast food and commercial baked goods are more likely to be single, less active and have poor dietary habits. They eat less fruit, nuts, and fish, vegetables and olive oil. They are also smoking and working more than 45 hours per week.

The study was made up of 8,964 participants that had never been diagnosed with depression or taken antidepressants. They were assessed for six months, and 493 were diagnosed with depression or started to take antidepressants. Information came from the SUN project from the University of Navarra Diet and Lifestyle Tracking Program.

Sanchez-Villegas concludes: “although more studies are necessary, the intake of this type of food should be controlled because of its implications on both health and mental wellness.”

This whole purpose of this study for me is that when people are depressed the first thing they want to do is get on antidepressants. They don’t really think that it could be their food making them depressed. The taking of drugs is what is more harmful to them. This leads to more drugs like anti anxiety drugs and so on. Drugs are not the answer to any of your problems. Something can be done about it. Find natural ways to get healthy and stay off drugs.

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