Food is the most special part of any event and especially the junk food. Be it an epic birthday party or a fairytale wedding anniversary. Junk food is the thing that gives life to any meetup. Not only the meetups but junk food also get us through all our Monday blues and social and personal problems. And you never want an end to such yummy junk food.
What Studies Show?
According to a released research in the journal Nutritional Neuroscience, young adults aged between 18 and 29 who ate fast food three times a week encountered greater levels of “mental distress,” such as anxiety or depression than those who didn’t.
A release issued by The Guardian affirmed that since fast food is normally high in the saturated, trans- and omega-6 fatty acids, it can induce a low-grade inflammatory response in the body, which is associated to anxiety and depression in both animal and human study.
“We were surprised by this,” says Line Begdache, Assistant Professor of Health and Wellness studies at Binghamton, New York. But mood and meat are linked at a cellular level; tryptophan in meat is a precursor of serotonin, the brain’s “feel good” chemical. Those in her study who ate meat thrice a week or less than that also had more mental health problems.
Maybe make up a resolution to restrict your junk food to once a week, but never stop going all out when the holidays kick in! What is Eid without pudding, and New Years without your favourite meals? Let us take good care of our mental health, and tend to our physical health..but never stop coddling our emotional health with our favourite food!
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