Sarah Blunden, P.Dt, CDE, CPT, Professional Dietitian, talks about how junk food can effect mental health in teenagers.
Loading the player...Mental Health Effects of Junk Food In Teenagers Sarah Blunden, P.Dt, CDE, CPT, Professional Dietitian, talks about how junk food can effect mental health in teenagers.
Featuring Sarah Blunden, P.Dt, CDE, CPT, Professional Dietitian
Duration: 56 seconds
Mindful eating and mental health in teenagers while they’re snacking in front of devices – here’s some tips. So, actually the snack choices that are often made are high in salt or high in sugar.
This becomes addictive to the body, and it can actually alter some of the signals in the brain, and this can lead to obesity, mood swings and then the body craving these foods. When we crave foods and we don’t get what we want, it can alter our mood.
So, trying to make snack choices that are lower in salt, and lower in sugar, will have less of these spikes, which will hopefully in turn have less of an altering effect in the brain, and also help with regulating mood.
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