Cut the Fat, Reduce Anxiety
Posted On Sep 14, 2017
Eating a diet high in unhealthy fat may cause changes in the brain that trigger anxiety and depression, concludes research published in the British Journal of Pharmacology. A high-fat diet, say researchers, increases not only body weight but also blood sugar, triggering metabolic changes that may affect the brain.
What’s more: The study found that eating a high-fat diet while taking anti-depressants may blunt the effect of the drugs. Bottom line: Eat healthy, low-fat food to lessen anxiety— and help anti-depressants work better.