Poor Diet & Nutrition Impacts Mental Health & Increases Risk Of Type 2 Diabetes, Acc To A Study

A study revealed how unhealthy dietary choices can be impactful on our mental health and increase the risk of Type 2 diabetes.

by Shreya Ghosh
Poor Diet & Nutrition Impacts Mental Health & Increases Risk Of Type 2 Diabetes, Acc To A Study

Gone are those days when we were only concerned about about physical health and diseases. With hundreds of things happening around us every second and living fast-paced life, it is important to prioritise our mental and emotional well-being just like we care for our physical health. An important step towards this is improving our food choices as a recent study revealed how poor nutrition can affect mental health and lead to the risk of type 2 diabetes.

What Does The Study Reveal About The Link Between Bad Food Choices And Mental Health?

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Eating junk food and consuming food items with little to no nutrition can be quite majorly impactful on our physical and mental well-being. Many of us are aware of the harsh consequences on our bodies but it is deeply affecting our emotional health as well. Some Mason researchers have found the bridge linking poor food preferences with mental health and the probable chances of diabetes.

Centers for Disease Control revealed some shocking information for patients suffering from diabetes (Diabetes Mellitus). These people have twice or thrice the risk of facing depression, according to a report by Telangana Today. Raedeh Basiri, an assistant professor, shared literature reviews that shed light on how poor eating behaviours have the scary potential to affect depression, anxiety, and more, and also lead to the chances of a person suffering from Type 2 diabetes.

Both Type 2 diabetes and mental illness such as anxiety and depression are quite connected with each other. The connection is that Type 2 diabetes brings the risk of suffering from mental health to the table. On the other hand, anxiety and depression can be impactful in raising the chances of getting Type 2 diabetes. To put an end to this endless cycle, a healthy diet choice can turn out to be a great solution.

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People suffering from mental disorders can get help from professionals to get a proper emotional state and well-being. There are medicines to aid in such cases. Also, there is therapy that is helping and curing a lot of patients in recent times. When it comes to a nutritious diet aiding such diseases, there is only some data and results to focus on the claims. The research linking food and mental health and something quite risky like diabetes is going on in the initial phase.

How Can Healthy Food Be Effective?

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The research tries to figure out the deep and crucial links of food choices with mental health and diabetes. The findings reveal how it is significant to consider proper and sufficient dietary preferences as these can help in staying far away or dealing with diabetes and mental illness. The study finds out the important links between food choices and their impacts.

According to the findings, people consuming a diet with whole grains, low-fat dairy, lean protein, fruits, and veggies have a lesser chance of unhealthy mental state and Type 2 diabetes. In fact, it is important to eat food items rich in folate, selenium, magnesium, vitamin B6, chromium, and vitamin B12. The negative implications of unhealthy and junk food are risky and quite adverse.

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Do you follow a healthy diet?

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