Unhealthy diet harms mental health

Proper nutrition involves eating vegetables, fruits, and other healthy foods. However, modern people often prefer to eat pizza and sushi, hot dogs and hamburgers, which negatively affects mental health. This is especially noticeable in young adolescents. 

Talk about the relationship between the nature of human nutrition and his psyche in the scientific community has been going on for a long time. A recent study involving three thousand teenagers showed that fast food addiction increases the risk of developing mental disorders such as anxiety and depression.

The authors of the study note that the results of their work provide further evidence of observations of adults. In addition, the effect of junk food on the mental health of adolescents is even more aggressive, since mental disorders that started at such an early age are prone to relapse in the future.

A balanced diet is an important part of adolescent development. It is known that the psyche of a person of a young age develops under the influence of a hereditary predisposition and environmental conditions. The nature of nutrition, in turn, has a direct effect on the immunity and genes of a young person, affecting the development of the brain. Experts advise to eat two varieties of fruits and five different vegetables daily.

event_note March 16, 2020

account_box Winona Tse MD

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