The Modern American Diet (or: M.A.D.)

Your food is playing a significant role in
your emotional well-being. Well, your food is effecting your brain and your brain controls your emotional well-being. We are tired of people dieiting to look good. It almost always leads to failure. What if we practiced healthy eating so that we were happy more often? In their book, The Happiness Diet, Dr. Drew Ramsey and Tyler Graham put it like
this “Before you start changing your outlook on
life to improve your emotional well-being we want to make sure your eating behavior is the best that it can be so that the master regulator (the brain) is provided with what it needs to be strong, sharp, healthy, and happy.” They also stated that a large study recently published in the British
Journal of Psychiatry found that eating processed foods, such as refined carbs, sweets, and processed
meats, increased the risk of depression by 60%! Eating a whole-food diet, on the other hand, decreased that risk by 26%. So what do we know about the Modern American
Diet? Not only is it killing us by influencing the development of heart disease,
diabetes, and other chronic illness it is also stealing our happiness. That’s a crime. But don’t food manufacturers care about us? Questionable. One of the largest food processors in America
is owned by tobacco companies. And they spend 10 billion dollars per year
marketing these M.A.D. foods to American children. Interesting. The same foods stealing our happiness and
killing us are being sold to our kids in the form of
Ketchup, Koolaid, Lunchables, Jello, Cream Cheese, Hot Dogs, Mac N Cheese, and other nutrient-less junk. Graham and Ramsey state “In short, one study you are guaranteed never
to see is one that shows that the Modern American
Diet improves cognitave function. Or that the Modern American Diet deters depression. Or that those whose diets rely on the Modern American Diet sugars and vegetable
oils have lower rates of Anxiety, Dimensia, or
Depression.” The Modern American Diet is the hands-down
loser when it comes to your mental, emotional, and
physical well-being. We care about you, so we thought you should
know. If you are looking for happiness and health whole foods are the way to go.

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