Junk Food, Additives Linked (Again) to Poor Mental Health

We have posted a number of studies conducted across the globe over the years linking food additives in junk food to a variety of mental health issues, including depression. Now a new study has replicated those findings. More specifically, the new study revealed that adults who consumed more unhealthy food were also more likely to report symptoms of either moderate or severe psychological distress than their peers who consume a healthier diet.


Journal Reference: Jim E. Banta, Gina Segovia-Siapco, Christine Betty Crocker, Danielle Montoya, Noara Alhusseini. Mental health status and dietary intake among California adults: a population-based survey. International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition, 2019; 1 DOI: 10.1080/09637486.2019.1570085