Category Archives: Western Diet

Addictive, Oxidative and Energy Rich: Western Food

The typical Western diet has been shown to possess a number of detrimental health effects. In particular, regular consumption of the diet can increase the risk of arthritis, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, cancer, inflammatory conditions, mental disorders and cognitive degeneration. … Continue reading

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Food and Mood

The link between the food we eat and the development of mood disorders is well established. There are two main ways that food can affect mood. Firstly, certain foods can directly affect mood by acting on the central nervous system. … Continue reading

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Fried Foods and Their Health Effects

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What Can You Expect From Better Nutrition?

Only a small number of people go through the experience of better health from improved nutrition. The vast majority of individuals in the Western world continue to consume the Western diet throughout their lives, and these people experience a slow … Continue reading

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What are the Best and Worst Foods For Mood Disorders?

Stress is the trigger that causes mental health problems. However, a large body of research now supports the role of diet in mental health. Certain diets appear to be protective of mental health, while other seem to facilitate mental health … Continue reading

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What Diet Patterns are Beneficial Against Anxiety?

Diet has been shown to play an important role in the development of mood disorders such as anxiety and depression. A poor diet can facilitate a lack of resistance to stress, which can further develop into mood disorders. Studies have … Continue reading

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Why Do So Many People Fail To Maintain a Healthy Diet?

Evidence suggests that switching from a Western diet to a more traditional style of food can significantly improve the health. Many people are aware of this and attempt to make the transition. Often this process is a means to facilitate … Continue reading

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The Western Diet

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Eat Salt Get Fat?

Processed and fast foods contain high amounts of salt (sodium chloride). Consumption of the typical Western diet, which contains high amounts of processed and fast foods, therefore increases salt intake significantly. The high salt intake of the Western diet in … Continue reading

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What Is The Sodium to Potassium Ratio in The Western Diet

The sodium to potassium ratio in the diet plays an important role in the regulation of intracellular and extracellular fluid, as well as the regulation of neuronal activity. This is why the potassium to sodium ratio of the diet is … Continue reading

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