Mounting evidence conludes that depression can be sometimes caused by dietry deficiences. An italian study ‘Agora lifestyles, 1999’ revealed that a staggering 84% of 3331 depressed participants had extremely low levels of cholesterol in their body. Low cholesterol levels were as a result of insufficient fat intake, and the human body requires a certain amount of fat to function properly.
A lot of people on low-fat diets (particularly those who are crash dieting) suddenly start experiencing side effects – such as:
Feeling the cold more
These side effects can spiral out of control, particularly if you have a busy lifestyle such as rearing young children or have a demanding job and lead to mental health problems such as anxiety and depression if ignored.
If you are considering a low-fat diet – then it is best that you cut down on your fat intake slowly. Not all fat is ‘bad for you’. Do some research on fat types sich as the good fats (monounsaturated) and bad fats (saturated).