If you've been feeling depressed look at what you are drinking. A study of almost 264,000 people, ages 50 to 71, by researchers at National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina found that sweetened drinks are linked to depression. The study presented in San Diego at the annual meeting of the American academy of Neurology reported that people who drank more than four servings of regular soda per day were thirty percent more likely within a decade to develop depression. People who drank fruit punch were at a thirty-eight percent greater risk for developing depression. Substituting diet soda and diet fruit punch were found to be at even greater risk for depression. Coffee drinkers rejoice - the researchers found that drinking four servings of unsweetened coffee per day had a ten percent lower risk of depression.
If you are suffering major depression, see your medical doctor or mental health practitioner immediately. If you are feeling a little down, examine your lifestyle habits including what you are drinking. Remember hypnotherapy can be another tool in your arsenal in dealing with depression so you can BE WELL.