Study Says Fast Food Can Cause Depression In Some School Kids


I hope you can check out this story from 24/7 NewsSource concerning fast food and depression among some school kids,It is along the lines of what Traci and I were talking about this morning on Hudson Valley Focus Live.

(New York, NY) -- A new study says fast food might have a lot to do with a rise in depression among middle school-aged children. More specifically, the bad news could be a diet that's heavy on fast food and light on plant-based foods. 

Researchers at the University of Alabama-Birmingham who tested a group of middle schoolers found high levels of sodium and low levels of potassium. High sodium is evidence of highly processed foods, including fast food, frozen meals, and unhealthy snacks. Low potassium is a sign of a diet lacking healthy fruits and vegetables that are rich in potassium, such as beans, tomatoes, bananas, oranges, avocados, and yogurt. 

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