It is alarming to see people consuming junk food like it were their normal diet. Consuming junk food has many ill-effects on the body. Let us see how it affects our brain and eventually hampers the mental health.
What is Mental Health?
Mental health consists of the emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It influences how we think, feel, and act. It also helps to determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices.
Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood. Having a healthy mental health is paramount to life.
What is the association between food and mental health?
Food is the source of power for your brain as well as your body and has a direct relationship to mental and emotional health.
Reduced learning, low memory, illnesses such as depression, schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease may result from an unhealthy diet rich in saturated and trans-fat.
On the contrary, a reduced-calorie diet which includes a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables and sources of omega-3 fatty acids such as walnuts and fish which can help to achieve a stable emotional, psychological and social well-being.
What does Research Say?
What should be done?
In order to have a good mental health, one should try to maintain a balanced diet consisting of complex carbohydrates, moderate protein and less fat. In addition to that, fruits and vegetables should be an integral part of the diet.
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