Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Depressed? DO NOT Eat Chocolates!!

People are more prone to eat chocolates and indulge in sugary items when they are depressed. Have you ever wondered that these chocolates and fast food items may be adding to your depression?
According to research, depression and diet may be related, as a bad diet can actually make you depressed. Researchers looked at the relationship between depression and food, by observing the eating habits of more than 40,000 middle-aged working men and women, during the last five years.

People who were not suffering from depression at the beginning of the study showed a change in the eating habits. It was observed that as soon as they started consuming more high processed meat, desserts, chocolates, fried food and high-fat dairy products, they became more vulnerable to depression by the end of the study. Hence, regular intake of junk food caused depression in majority of the participants.
Research indicates that 51 % of the people, vulnerable to depression eat junk food like pizza, hamburgers, hot dogs etc. Fizzy drinks, white rice, pasta and bagels are some of the other foods are considered to show symptoms of depression in men and women.

On the other hand, people who ate fruits, green vegetables and fish were reported less likely to be depressed. Researchers believe that people following a particular diet can help protect them from various diseases. For instance, Mediterranean diet includes fruits, fish and vegetables limiting meat and dairy products, have decreased the chances of suffering from Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases.

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