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Junk food is causing an ‘epidemic of mental illness’ due to a lack of vitamins and minerals – Daily Mail

Consuming junk food and sweet treats is bad for our health. however, further studies have shown that consuming these types of foods is also causing mental illness. The reason being for this is because junk and processed foods have lost their nutrients. Therefor when consuming these foods we do not receive the necessary nutrients.

    Key Takeaways:

  • Dr Rucklidge is researching the link between nutrition and disorders like depression, anxiety, ADHD, pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS) and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
  • Dr Rucklidge’s studies show an impact of using vitamins and minerals on mental health. That a person’s diet is just as import to their mental health as it is to their bodies.
  • Her research has found that 64 per cent of people with ADHD given supplements showed fewer symptoms over eight weeks, compared to 37 per cent given a placebo.

“She believes the shift from eating foods made from whole ingredients to junk food and takeaways has caused rates of mental illness, and drugs like anti-depressants to spiral, the New Zealand Herald reports. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3765344/Junk-food-causing-epidemic-mental-illness-lack-vitamins-minerals-diet-expert-warns.html#ixzz4MKgmI2LO Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook”

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