People may find processed food, such as processed meat, refined grains, fried food and sweetened desserts tasty, but apart from the widely known fact that these foods are fattening, a recent UK study also revealed that people eating a diet high in such food is more likely to suffer from depression than those eating a whole food diet.
According to the University College London team who conducted the study, people with a diet high in prcoessed food had a 58% higher risk of depression than those eating very little processed food. By contrast, those eating a diet high in whole food were 26% less likely to suffer from depression than those who ate less whole food.
Unfortunately, in the UK, people are consuming less nutritious, fresh produce and more saturated fats and sugars. My guess is that people in Hong Kong are faring no better.