How does healthy diet or eating affect emotional and mental health?
It is true that healthy eating can help you in maintaining a healthy weight hence avoiding certain health related problems that may prevail, but your diet may also cause profound effect on your sense of wellbeing and mood.
Early studies have linked taking typical Western diet consisting of processed meats, sugary snacks, takeout food, and packaged meals with higher anxiety, bipolar disorder, stress, and depression rates. Unhealthy eating may even contribute in development of certain mental health disorders like schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s disease, and ADHD. Unhealthy diet may also result into increased suicide risks in young people.