According to a recent research, people on a low fat, high carbohydrates diet have better temper control and tend to get less angry as compared to those on a low carb, high fat diet. A high fat, low carbohydrates regime is similar to the much popular Atkins diet which is followed by numerous people around the world.
For the sake of study, 106 overweight or obese people from across Australia were considered. It was revealed that those on a low fat diet consisting of bread, pasta, rice and the likes, tended to get less angry, depressed or confused after a year into the regime. This was in sharp contrast to those who consumed fewer carbs and more meat and dairy products. Both diets were, however, equally effective in weight loss.
"This outcome suggests that some aspects of the low-carbohydrate diet may have had detrimental effects on mood that, over the term of one year, negated any positive effects of weight loss”, scientists, led by Grant Brinkworth, said in the study.
The findings of the study are being considered much valuable in determining how diets affect moods, and although further research is needed to clarify the differences, this is a contrast to the normal consensus that diet has no effect on moods at all.