Foods rich in fat are necessary for proper functioning of your body and play a crucial role in development and working of your brains too. Confused?? Yes, you may be. Making it clear, fats are essential for the body but the amount of fat that we need is procured by the body from the food that we eat even if we seldom have a really fat rich food. Another aspect of fats and the more serious one is that fast ruin your health and are reason for many diseases related to heart, blood vessels, liver and many more. It also increases the level of stress as it was revealed through a research made in University of Calgary.
It has been observed that a small fat meal can increase your stress level and make you at a greater level of stress in comparison to those who have a low fat meal. A team was set to study the reactions of individuals regarding their stress level as per their food. Half of a group of students were provided with fast foods in breakfast and rest half were provided with dry cereal along with skimmed milk, cereal bars and non-fat yogurt. The results were surprising as just a change in single meal of an individual led to a drastic change in their stress level. Students who had fast food experienced higher level of stress in comparison to other individuals.
They came to a conclusion that food rich in fats led to arthrosclerosis and high blood pressure. Cardiovascular responses were also exaggerated and prolonged due to this and it was considered to bring high blood pressure in those individuals later on in their life. As discussed above, a single fat rich diet can increase your reactivity towards stress and it can really affect your cardiovascular function. In the research study done, 30 young students took participation and they fasted for the night before they were to go through the experiment. The high fat food and the low fat food had similar energetic value. After the diet and the fasting at night they were tested in the morning. They went through several tests including both physical as well as mental tests. They were to go through a stressful mathematical problem solving test, a speaking test in public on some emotional topic, keeping a hand in chilled water, and some other tests.
In each task, the individuals who were on high fat diet reacted more than those on low fat food. They showed higher reaction considering blood pressure, heart beat rate and resistance of blood vessels. The study discussed above clearly states that fat filled food is not good for your mental state as it increases the level of stress and stress can be cause for many other serious health issues. Low fat food is a good way to stay mentally and physically healthy. Including whole grains, fruits and vegetables are the best way to have a low-fat diet and stay fat free.