Scientific studies published in both the United States and the United Kingdom have now shown that antisocial behavior, aggression and violence are a result of poor diet. This particularly affects those people who eat processed and highly refined foods. These studies also point out that a diet high in omega 3 oils can cause a significant reduction in violent and aggressive behavior.
This is great news, but it's not exactly earth shattering. Any parent who's watched their children get wound up after eating sugar can tell you what it's taken researchers years to figure out. And, these researchers are not even the first ones to come to this conclusion.
Back in the 1930s Dr. Weston Price, an American researcher, provided evidence proving that a diet made up of processed and refined foods increased the likelihood of antisocial, deviant, violent and aggressive behavior.
In a study he did of delinquent boys, he found that 98.4% demonstrated the characteristics, physical, emotional and mental, of malnourished individuals. He observed what foods they were eating and confirmed that they were getting less than optimal nutrition from processed foods.
Dr. Price also found that "primitive" societies, those who ate a natural, non-commercial diet, left "few impressions [that] can be more vivid than that of the absence of prisons and asylums." And he goes on to reference many studies at that time showing how violence and crime increased greatly with each generation eating refined processed foods.
So take a look at what you and your family are eating. Do you eat whole foods or the highly processed fake foods that line our grocery store shelves? How much nutrition do you think you're getting from those fake foods? If you answered, "none" or "not much" - you're right.
And what about the omega 3 oils that researchers have proven have such a significant effect on behavior? Well, unless you're eating fatty fish like salmon, tuna or mackerel at least 3 times a week, you and your family are not getting enough of those oils either.
So what can you do? Well the first thing you'll want to do is to get more whole foods in your diet. By "whole foods", I mean things that haven't been processed - fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean meats and low fat dairy.
Next, you need to add between 3 to 5 servings of fatty fish to your family's diet each week. Now for most people, that's going to be close to impossible.
So in order to get your omega 3s, you'll need to start taking a high quality, pure fish oil supplement. It will provide the all-important omega 3 oils that are necessary for our brains to function properly
And when our brains are functioning properly, you'll see fewer incidences of aggressive behavior, attention deficit disorder, violence, depression and ADHD. Doesn't that sound like a brighter future?