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It could be the case that people who are anxious or depressed don’t have the energy to prepare a healthy meal, or maybe eating junk food makes them feel better. So it could be the case that the mental health issues are promoting the unhealthy eating, rather than the poor diet causing mental health issues.
There’s zero indication of causation in this article. Does junk food lead to anxiety or does anxiety lead to junk food? Or is it symbiotic? Maybe just a coincidence, though the latter seems less likely given the extent of the correlation.
Based on the science, unless one is especially fortunate, a lifetime of eating junk ultimately produces a disease-ridden body. Much of what ails people is what they put into their bodies. Health care is considered a ‘right’ but the obverse of that-avoiding stuff that will ultimately kill you-is paid scant attention, costing the economy trillions.
This is so dumb. Just say that junk food is not a healthy food group and to not overdo it!
Does it occur to them that depressed and anxious people are more likely to eat junk food?
I had numerous chronic health issues for many years before I discovered they were all tied to ultra-processed food, and MSG turns out to be the primary source of my problems. After loosing my sight one day and was rushed to hospital with a suspected stroke, the neurologist later informed me that she tells all her patients “Zero processed food”.
Look for “Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills” by Russell L. Blaylock
The complete remission of my very bad asthma/emphysema was truly a breath of fresh air!
This strikes me as a corelation does not infer causation argument. Sure, they eat junk food. Often because it is cheaper, more readily available and fast calories which are needed when working low income jobs with few breaks. The mental health issues come from the situations under the junk food, terrible work and life conditions
I go to Taco Bell as my relaxation routine. Always works, always helps.
After being diagnosed as a Type 2 diabetic, I began eating healthy out of necessity. I cut out all sugar and limited carbohydrates. I was eating a lot of junk before but made big changes in my diet. My depression disappeared and my anxiety levels dropped dramatically. I think there may be something to this diet – mental health link.
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