1. Beef Jerky: Manic Episodes
Beef jerky and other processed meats (OK, so not exactly health foods) have an alarming affect on people because of their nitrate content. Those chemicals used to cure meats, like salami and hot dogs, contributed to manic episodes in men and women with and without prior existing psychiatric disorders. In an analysis of more than 1,000 people, researchers from Johns Hopkins Medicine noted abnormal mood after eating processed meat, including hyperactivity, euphoria, and insomnia.
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