Feeling Blue? You Are What You ‘Meat’

Published by PETA.
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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 Kretzer

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