Did you know there are foods which can trigger depression?  Avoid THESE:

1.  Artificial Sweeteners.  Fake sweeteners like Aspartame might save calories, but they can be terrible for your mood.  They can also cause headaches and insomnia, which doesn’t help.

2.  Junk Food.  Especially if you eat a lot of it and don’t get enough nutrients in your diet – Your body needs things like magnesium, fatty acids, B-6, and B-12.  And if you don’t get enough, it can create a chemical imbalance in your brain.

3.  Trans Fat.  The main source of trans fat is partially hydrogenated oil, which you find in a lot of fried foods.  But it’s also in other stuff, including frozen pizza, cake frosting, and microwave popcorn.

Studies have shown that trans fats and other unhealthy fats can lead to a diagnosis of clinical depression.  One study found that people who avoided them – and used olive oil more often had a 30% lower risk for depression.

Three top things to avoid:  artificial sweeteners, junk food, and anything with trans fat.

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