While the idea of a giant, greasy fast food burger and a plate full of fries may put a smile on your face, actually ingesting the meal may damage your psyche. Spanish researchers who tracked the dining habits of more than 12,000 people over six years found that those who ate the most trans fats — which are found in some fast food and pastries — were 48 percent more likely to become depressed.
Chicago Tribune reports the study found that those who ate more polyunsaturated fats — the type of fat found on olive oil — were less likely to become depressed.
What immediate and long-term negative effects do you notice when you eat food that’s bad for you?
Food depression: Eating bad may make you sad [Chicago Tribune]