Meat Makes You Manic!

You’ll have to pry my meat from my cold hands…

According to a new study eating processed meat could raise someone’s risk of having a manic episode.

Manic episodes, where people become hyperactive are part of bipolar disorder a.k.a. ‘manic depression’.

While salami and prosciutto- some of my favorites! were not linked to mania, cured ‘meat sticks’ were linked to an increased chance of a manic episode.

Researchers say nitrates used as preservatives may affect the brains and gut bacteria of people who eat them, as nitric oxide is found in higher levels within the blood of people with bipolar disorder.

In honor of that, enjoy this appropriate song from one of my favorite bands, Phish:

-Lauren