Fast food may increase anxiety and stress levels

American researchers recently published a study inĀ Journal Military Behavioral Health showing a connection between nutrition and levels of anxiety and stress.

The researchers enrolled over 350 soldiers to participate in their study to see if there is a relationship between food consumption behaviours and PTSD, depression, anxiety, and stress.

What the researchers discovered was that soldiers who eating habits that were less healthy (such as eating more fast foods and more sweets) also had higher stress and anxiety levels.

This further underscores the discovery from a growing list of clinical studies showing a connection between mental health and nutrition.