Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Be Happy! Avoid Trans-Fats!
A January 2011 article in Science Daily reported that the ingestion of trans-fats and saturated fats increases the risk of suffering depression and that olive oil actually prevents depression.
The study, which took place at the Spanish universities of Navarra and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, also reported a dose-response relationship, meaning as participants consumed more trans-fats, the greater that the harmful effects on mental health were.
Researchers also studied the effects of polyunsaturated fats (found in fish and vegetables) and olive oil on mental health. These fats were associated with a lower risk of depression.
The analysis suggests that both depression as well as cardiovascular disease are influenced in a similar manner by diet and may share similar mechanisms in their origin.
Of course we already knew that trans-fats had a major effect on cardiovascular disease, but mental health as well! More reasons to eat CLEAN!
If you don't do what's best for your body, you're the one who comes up on the short end.