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"Hi, I’m Dr. Kevin Soden. Think that junk food makes youhappy? Think again. Research shows that certainfoods, like potato chips and that candy bar, may be bring on the blues.  In a study of middle-agedvolunteers, subjects were classified by their typical diet. The “Whole Food” grouptypically ate plenty of fruits, vegetables, and fish. The “Processed Food” group favored fried foods, sweets, refinedgrains, processed meat, and high-fat dairy. The groupswere studied for five years, and the results showed that the processed foodgroup was 58% more likely to experience depression.Researchsuggests several reasons for this result. First,produce-heavy diets deliver lots of folate, which enhances communicationbetween brain cells. Second,fruits and veggies are also packed with antioxidants, which are linkedto lower rates of depression. Andfinally, there's fish. Researchhas shown that long-chain omega-3 fats, which are abundant in fish, may defendagainst depression by reducing inflammation in the brain. So putdown the chips and pick up the carrot sticks. You’ll feel healthy and happy.Check outmore nutrition and health tips right here!# "