Fatty foods cause sadness and depression

We now have another reason to avoid fats and fatty food. 
It's not our body, but our mind is also affected by the bad fats in the food.
A study, published in the International Journal of Obesity, noted that high fat foods are indeed comforting, but that their feel good effect has an addictive quality, leading to a comedown that creates depression.
Foods high in saturated fat such as in restaurant food, butter, cheese, ice cream and fast-foods have been shown to cause inflammation throughout the body - including the brain, and this inflammation could cause changes that lead to negative moods.
Fatty acids in these foods change proteins in brains that lead to emotional changes. This in turn affects our emotional stability and we suffer bouts of anxiety and depression.
This coupled with the following issues increases depression/anxiety to clinical levels -
1. high need for control over life, which is otherwise perfect.. leads to thoughts of running away from current place.
2. social withdrawal
3. weight gain leads to decreased self image... one looks in the mirror and doesn't want to decrease weight because he/she feels its a way of revolting against the society.
4.  lack of "emotional connect" with close relatives,
5. getting surrounded by negative people makes one happy. One rationalizes that they are all positive, but actually deep inside knowns they are just venting out negativity.
This makes the psyche happy, because you tend to relate to other negativity. Also gives you an ego boost to "help" others.
6. increased fat decreased sexual and physical drive of an individual. Eventually decreasing the positive chemicals and hormones secreted in the body during sex. This leads to increased anger and depression.

Most people are in denial phase.. they are reluctant to accept they are suffering from clinical depression.. They use big rationalization to say we are spiritually high or we are "detached" from the world.. when actually they are destroying their own happiness.

A small change that can help them, is to avoid fatty foods.. and make life more positive.
To battle fears by confronting them... to seek love not negativity.
To be with people who they can have fun with... and to avoid people who constantly keep complaining.

written by -
Dr.Hemant Mittal (MBBS, DPM, MD(mindmantra))
(Psychiatrist, Motivational Writer and Counselor)
email – eksoch@gmail.com
website – www.mindmantra.in
clinic address- 15, shreeji plaza, next to ice n spice restaurant, opposite seawoods station, seawoods (east), Navi Mumbai

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