After a busy day, most of us turn to cookies, believing that it will help you feel better.
But a new study by American scientists from the State University of San Diego has shown that the absorption of cookies and pastries can actually cause depression.
Experts have found that trans fatty acids, which are commonly found in bakery and processed foods, can change the regulation of emotions.
A study of 5,000 people showed that people who consumed the largest amount of trans fats had the slightest control over their emotions. In particular, they were less aware of their feelings, to a lesser extent were able to accurately read emotions and to a lesser extent were able to regulate their mood. It was found that when people began to consume less trans-fatty acids, they were able to better regulate their mood.
Scientists plan to learn more about the relationship between trans-fatty acids and mental health, because relationships are still poorly understood. They hope that the results will lead to a better understanding of how nutrition affects our emotions. Doctors also warn that foods high in trans fats can increase blood cholesterol levels, which in turn increases the risk of developing heart disease, heart attacks and strokes.