Monday, January 18, 2010

Eating Junk Food Make Stress and Depression

Most food is quite delicious unhealthy foods, such as the junk food. Food is synonymous with high-fat, sweets and little is now known that nutrition is one of the causes of stress and depression.

A recent study published in The British Journal of Psychiatry says that eating junk food will make someone depressed. Epidemiological experts analyze English and French food and the mood of 3486 male and female participants.

Each participant was asked to fill out a questionnaire that asked how often they eat certain kinds of food during the last few years. Food category consists of two types, namely natural food categories (fruits, vegetables, fish, and others) and katergori processed foods (chocolate, sweet foods and full of sugar, fried foods, and other processed meats).

Five years later, participants were given another questionnaire to determine levels of depression and symptoms associated with stress. Some variables such as age, gender, and other lifestyle habits such as smoking or physical activity was calculated.

"The results we found is, there is a close relationship between the types of food with symptoms of depression. Participants who frequently eat processed foods or junk foods tend to have symptoms of stress and depression than participants who ate natural foods," said Tasnime Akbaraly, a researcher was quoted as saying from Newyorkdalynews, Sunday (17/1/2010).

Apart from all the other health factors such as smoking, exercise or weight person, junk food or processed foods proven to do with symptoms of depression. Therefore, if someone wants to avoid the symptoms of depression or other mood bad, you should not try to eat these foods.

"What happened today is the opposite. When someone is in a bad mood or a problem, it tends to consume all foods delicious. And most of the food was delicious fatty foods, sweets and high bersodium foods junk food, "said Akbaraly from the National Institute of Health and Medical Research, Montpellier, France.

By reducing consumption of processed meats, foods, fried foods, sweets and high fat, guaranteed to decrease the risk of depression. Conversely, perbanyaklah eat fruits and vegetables each day.

"Make sure that vegetables and fruits into the diet daily, and feel the difference in perceived mood than when eating junk food," said Akbaraly.

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