The belief in a relationship between food and mood has long been held in popular culture. A newfound phrase, “hangry”, describes anger or grumpiness due to hunger.
The Effects of Eating Fast Food on the Health
Serotonin is the chemical produced in the brain that makes us feel good and experience happiness. The research showed that individuals who consumed meat three times a week or less also presented more mental health problems. They believe was most likely due to their lower levels of serotonin.
The research results seem to support the Mediterranean diet as being a healthier or even the healthiest diet. This consists of mainly consuming vegetables, legumes, tubers, seafood, and fish.