|If you live on those hamburgers, fried potatoes and dark gurgling bottles of coca cola you might well end up in jail for a crime. |
Perhaps that sounds a bit preposterous, but a recent study released by the U.S. National Health Institute reveals that lack of Omega-3 in your diet could make you more likely to commit an act of agression.
A similar study carried out in England's Aylesbury jail showed that youths who consumed an adequate quantity of minerals, and fatty acids committed 37% fewer crimes.
In fact, Lord Ramsbotham, the former United Kingdom jail inspector, said he was absolutely convinced of the direct relation between diet and anti-social behavior.
The results of these studies should not surprise informed persons or scientists, concerned for some time about the negative effects of junk food diets.
Lack of certain fatty acids (for example those obtained from fish oil) deprive the brain of the nutrients it needs to metabolize correctly, and may result in anything from extreme depression to acts of violence.
Over the past century there have been rapid changes in the diets of the industrialized countries, with a significant replacement of the fatty acids of Omega-3 for those of commercialized oils taken from corn, soybeen or sunflowers.
Although some exentrics have begun advocating go slow eating and working habits, most of the world's super capitalist countries are speeding along at an ever increasing rate and their inhabitants find it difficult to resist junk food marketing.
So the next time you fall victim to an urge to gulp down a dish full of junk food, you might do well to take a deep breath and stroll down to the nearest fish market and enjoy a tuna salad. There is just a chance that that may mitigate your desire to slug your neighbor in the nose or rip off Tolstoy's War and Peace from your favorite book store.