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Feeling Blue? You Are What You ‘Meat’

Written by PETA | January 28, 2011
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If you’ve been feeling down lately, it may be time for some personal reflection—on what’s in your refrigerator. A new study shows that a diet high in the fats found in meat, butter, and fast food contributes to higher rates of depression. These foods, all of which are consumed in most Western diets, also increase the risk of heart disease, cancer, strokes, and obesity. The researchers found that eating primarily polyunsaturated fats—which are found in vegetable oils, olive oil, and nuts—decreases the risk of depression.

No wonder Popeye was always smiling while he vanquished the bad guys. Order PETA’s vegetarian/vegan starter kit and give yourself—and animals—something to grin about.

Written by Michelle Sherrow

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  • green coffee bean extract says:

    I am vegetarian and i am not that much fatty. And i personally feel that people should take less meat and avoid fast food to stay fit. This information would really help people.

  • Lucas says:

    Any sources for this study? I’m sure the nutritional industry would love to see it!

  • kristin says:

    Then it sounds like this website is not for you. Eating someones dead carcass is repulsive.

  • Seamus McCartney says:

    This post wasn’t making a biased generalisation it was stating that this could be a contribution and not stating that all meat eaters are depressed. It’s also not just about being fat on the outside it’s about the fat that would be contributing to the risk of a heart-attack. Understand what your reading before shooting in all guns blazing in an attempt to slyly annoy people.

  • fendo says:

    I cook all my meats in olive oil. Delicious. And, despite my love affair with meat, I am a very happy person who is Far from being fat.