How many times have you heard the expression, you are what you eat? Eat high calorie, fatty foods and you will likely resonate that by being overweight. But on the flip side, if you eat a diet that is filled with health conscious foods then your body will show those good decisions off.
Current research is taking this thought one step further and learning that the food you eat affects more than just your weight and other health issues like diabetes, cholesterol, etc.
This study was released in Public Health Nutrition Journal and it revealed that individuals who eat more junk food and fast food are more likely to suffer from depression. To be specific, individuals are more then fifty one percent more likely to suffer from the mental disease than those that ate healthier meals.
And it goes to reflect social lives as well, the junk food eaters were more likely to be single, to be less physically active and to have low self-esteem.
No one wants to be sad or lonely and I can not help but to wonder which way this research points. Think about it, are people depressed because they are eating all the junk foods are are they eating more junk foods because they are depressed?
One thing is for sure, there is the flip side of this argument which is that people who eat healthy diets have more self-esteem and are more likely to be physical active. When you eat well, you feel good and you want to be more health conscious in other aspects of your life.
Here is a challenge, the next time you decide to stop in and grab lunch at the burger joint, ask yourself why, what is it about that meal that pulls you in and then decide if there is a better option. And instead go home, put something healthy together and then get in a great bodyweight fat burning workout.
In the end you will come out much better not just in the way you look but the way you think and feel.
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