You are what you eat. Another recent study shows that eating junk food can increase the chances you will be depressed. Of course it can also lead to increased stress & anxiety too. The reason is obvious, if you do not feed your body the nutrients it needs to optimize brain function, then you will compromise your brain. And you are your brain! Everything you do depends on optimal brain function.

Our finding shows a strong association between diet and depressive symptoms after controlling for a large range of socio-demographic factors, and for health behaviors such as smoking, physical activity, and health status,” the study’s author, Tasnime Akbaraly, tells MSNBC.

“The effect of diet on depressive symptoms didn’t go down after we adjusted for other indicators of a healthy lifestyle, such as smoking, physical activity, and body mass,” adds Akbaraly, an epidemiologist with the National Institute of Health and Medical Research in Montpellier, France. “What we found isn’t a spurious association.”

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