Junk food is causing an ‘epidemic of mental illness’ due to a lack of vitamins and minerals
We all know gorging on junk food and sweet treats is bad for our waistline.
But eating processed foods might actually cause mental illness too, researchers claim.
Dr Julia Rucklidge, of the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, said processed foods are causing an ‘epidemic’ of mental illness.
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.
‘Our diet has changed so rapidly over 50 years that it’s hard not to believe that it’s having some impact on our mental health,’ she said.