- Why do I feel weird after eating mcdonalds?
- Why does McDonalds make me puke?
- Does fast food make you depressed?
- Is fast food bad for anxiety?
- Is fast food bad for your mental health?
The cause: high-fructose corn syrup. This sweetener has made your body’s insulin work extra hard and, as a result, there’s less glucose in your system. Now, your body needs more sugar, which would explain why your stomach is growling louder than ever.
You may have an allergy. You may react badly to the high fat, salt, and sugar content. You are probably not accustomed to the fat and salt content in McDonalds food. That might make you feel queasy.
Prior studies have similarly found a link between fast food, processed baked goods and depression in adults. One study in Spain followed almost 9,000 people over six years and found a 48% higher risk of depression in those who ate more highly processed foods.
The answer to easing anxiety and depression could be as simple as changing your diet. Research published in the journal Nutritional Neuroscience revealed that for adults under 30, eating lots of fast food significantly increased perceived mental distress.
Conclusion: Junk food consumption may increase the risk for psychiatric distress and violent behaviors in children and adolescents. Improvement of eating habits toward healthier diets may be an effective approach for improving mental health.