A study published here has found a causal link between stress and wanting sweet food.
The study puts it like this:
Basically, they have found stress receptors in the taste buds, and these receptors stimulate the need for sweet things.
So banning fizzy drinks and taxing fatty foods may not be the best way to go in tackling the number of obese people in the UK. The problem might be better solved by looking to our citizens’ wellbeing. And forcing people into debt and foodbanks may not be the best way to achieve this.
You can find some advice on healthy eating for people with mental health problems here>>