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Eating highly-processed foods can cause you to feel more anxious and depressed.
Eating highly-processed foods can cause you to feel more anxious and depressed.
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The saying, 'good food equals good mood', has more meaning than we may realise. 

If your fridge is stocked with sugary drinks, processed meats, or other highly processed snack foods, you may want to reconsider your food choices the next time you’re out on a grocery shopping stop - researchers have linked it to negative mental health.

Processing refers to changing food from its natural state, as Harvard Health explains. Typically, salt, oil, sugar, or other substances are added to processed foods. Canned foods, such as canned fish or canned vegetables, and fruits in syrup, are all examples of processed foods.

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