PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Processed meats like bacon and hot dogs are bad for your mental health, say researchers.READ MORE: CBS3 Mysteries: Suspect Behind Bars In Connection To 2021 Camden Murder Of Darnell Farrish
According to researchers at Johns Hopkins, people who eat meats cured with nitrates are three times more likely to experience a manic episode.
Apparently, added nitrates are associated with hyperactivity and insomnia.READ MORE: 4 People Killed, 2 Possibly Unaccounted For In Pottstown House Explosion, Officials Say
Researchers said experiments in rats showed mania-like hyperactivity after just a few weeks on diets with added nitrates.Aaron Nola Pitches Shutout Ball Into 9th, Phillies Beat Braves 4-1
They say this new study adds to evidence that certain diets and potentially the amounts and types of bacteria in the gut may contribute to mania and other disorders that affect the brain.