I am convinced that our diet is linked to our moods, our emotions and over a long period of time can have devastating effects that may cause psychotic behavior!
This is very well written with some great quotes. Our diet is now definitely linked to our moods and emotions.
How diet can affect mental health: the likely link between food and the brain
What people choose to eat doesn’t just affect their waistlines, but maybe also the way they think and feel, according to a growing body of research. Some Americans may believe that eating “comfort foods” leads to happiness.
But often choosing to eat processed foods like ice cream, macaroni and cheese or chips may eventually be linked to poor mental health, research suggests.
In some studies, healthy eating — fruits, vegetables, healthy fats and whole grains — was in fact linked to lower risk of depression and even suicide.
“Although the determinants of mental health are complex, the emerging and compelling evidence for nutrition as a crucial factor in the high prevalence and incidence of mental disorders,” researchers wrote in a review of the connection between food and mental health published in the medical journal Lancet, “suggests that diet is as important to psychiatry as it is to cardiology, endocrinology, and gastroenterology.”
In one recent study, the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet — low in foods with saturated fat and sugar — was found to reduce the risk of depression later in life.
The risk of becoming depressed over time was 11 percent lower among adults who followed DASH, a diet rich in vegetables, fruit, whole grains, and fat-free or low-fat dairy products, the study found.