Friday, March 11, 2011

Making the Case for Low Fat Diets Causing Depression
Interesting link in which the potential is discussed for how a low fat diet could make you mentally as well as physically ill.  Lierre Keith's book covers many similar points.  I don't know that this rises to any level of probability or certainty, but since there's no good reason to eat low fat, it hardly matters UNLESS you have to live with someone who's on a low fat diet and they are depressed.  In that case, make sure they are getting the zinc, vitamin D and long, branch chained omega 3 fatty acids (DHA/EPA) they need, try to get them to leave the vegetable oils alone, and see if you can tempt them with good vegetable fats like olive oil, macadamia nuts, avocados, and coconut oil/cream/milk/water.

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