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What if you could share a true win-win situation about foods and moods with your clients and patients?

Good news: A recent study asked thousands of people about what they ate and how often they felt symptoms of anxiety and depression. The researchers found that the more ultra-processed foods someone ate, the more frequently they felt these symptoms.

Eating more minimally-processed foods is linked with better physical health (win) AND mental health (win)!

So yes, this Health Scoop mini-article will help your clients and patients understand that nutritious foods are linked with happier moods, provides some healthy food swap ideas for them, and lets you share some of your own best recipes, products, services, or programs promoting healthy eating.

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Release Date: August 2022

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Related topics:Processed foods, ultra-processed foods, minimally-processed foods, unprocessed foods, diet, nutrition, fruits and vegetables, mental health, emotional health, anxiety, depression

Backgrounder articles: Link to article about the study and the “processed” classifications of foods

Study design: Cross-sectional survey of thousands of people that asked them what they ate and which anxiety and depression symptoms they recently experienced

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Coletro, H. N., Mendonça, R. D., Meireles, A. L., Machado-Coelho, G., & Menezes, M. C. (2022). Ultra-processed and fresh food consumption and symptoms of anxiety and depression during the COVID – 19 pandemic: COVID Inconfidentes. Clinical nutrition ESPEN, 47, 206–214. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clnesp.2021.12.013

About the study:

  • This study wanted to find out if there was a link between the types of foods people ate and their symptoms of depression and anxiety. 
  • Researchers randomly approached 5,252 households located in the areas of two cities in Brazil. Three things were measured: the foods they recalled eating in the past three months, how often they experienced symptoms of anxiety, and how often they experienced symptoms of depression.
  • Participants reported the foods that they ate in the previous three months via a Food Frequency Questionnaire. The food’s processing was rated by the NOVA classification:
    • i) fresh or minimally processed foods prepared with minimal processing techniques for preserving the food and making it suitable for storage
    • ii) culinary ingredients that are substances obtained industrially from natural foods and used to prepare, cook, and season food
    • iii) processed foods that are fresh/minimally processed foods modified by the addition of salt, sugar, oils, or fats
    • iv) ultra-processed foods, e.g., foods with the highest degree of industrial processing, formulated using several industrial techniques and many ingredients, including salt, sugar, oils, fats, and substances exclusively for industrial use
  • They also competed standardized tests to evaluate symptoms of anxiety (Generalized Anxiety Disorder-7) and depression (Patient Health Questionnaire-9).
  • Conclusions: 
    • People who ate more processed foods tended to feel symptoms of anxiety and depression more often than those who ate more fresh and minimally-processed foods.
  • Study strength:
  • All studies have limitations. This one was observational in that it simply asked people what they ate and used a standardized questionnaire to evaluate how they felt. There was no experiment or intervention that happened where we could measure the before and afterward (e.g., there were no dietary changes, new supplements, etc.). This means that this study cannot say that the foods caused the symptoms or the symptoms caused different food choices. It also can’t conclude whether changing food choices will impact symptoms of anxiety or depression. In other words, it found a correlation, but cannot determine which caused what (correlation does not equal causation). Here’s a blog post I wrote on this concept: https://leesaklich.com/health-research/correlation-does-not-equal-causation/
  • Also, this study used a food frequency questionnaire (FFQ) which asked people to remember and estimate what they ate in the past 3 months, it didn’t provide people with food, watch what they ate, or require people to track everything (studies that track this level of detail about nutrition are much more difficult to run and are expensive, so they are uncommon).

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