We all know what it feels like after we eat junk food…to summarise, you feel like you are operating at 20% of your normal mental and physical capacity. Well, this sensation may be more serious than a food coma after a cheat meal.
The International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition publisheda study by Professor Jim E. Banta, PhD, MPH found adults who consumed regular junk food were more likely to have symptoms of moderate or severe psychological distress when compared to similar adults who consumed a healthier diet, regardless of characteristics such as gender, education, age, marital status and income.
Professor Banta stated that these findings are consistent with previous studies that have found a link between mental illness and unhealthy food choices. Interestingly they have found the foods that are linked to bipolar and to depression: