Depression is associated with human nutrition

Mental state of a person is directly related to the products on which it feeds - this is the conclusion of scientists from the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and Granada (Spain), reports During the experiment, launched in Europe in November of last year, more than 9,000 people have consented to eat only foods category "fast food" and industrial confectionery pastries. With more than half of the subjects noticed in their regular manifestations of anxiety, depression, and irritability.Scientists tend to explain such effects by the presence in the fast foods a large number of different TRANS-fats, a type of unsaturated fatty acids, is very poorly absorbed by the human body. Not being able to completely remove TRANS-fats, people are constantly experiencing increased stress on the heart, liver and other internal organs that ultimately affects his mental health.It should be noted that, although these experiments have not previously held, indirect evidence of the influence of nutrition on the emotional state of a person, there are already more than half a century. For example, it is known that bananas contain endorphins (the so-called "happy hormones") is a polypeptide chemical compounds that our body begins to produce in response to stress in order to alleviate pain. Similar effects can have on a person's inclusion in the diet and other fresh vegetables and fruits, while regular consumption of fatty foods can cause the opposite effect.By the way, disappointing data associated with the consumption of fast food recently came from the USA, scientists from Duke University (North Carolina) published the results of years of research, according to which the percentage of Americans who are overweight continues to grow steadily. Recall that it is contrary to the findings of the government Commission came to the conclusion that in recent years the situation with the spread of the disease has stabilized.Scientists note that now the obese nearly one in three Americans, while 5% of the population have more than 50 pounds overweight. If the growth rates of infection continue, by 2030 overweight in the United States will be observed in 42% of the population.

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