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Foods that contain the amino acid tryptophan should be consumed frequently. Why? Because tryptophan is a serotonin precursor and can help to boost your mood! This is especially helpful to those struggling with depression and fatigue, and can help support overall emotional health.Full Story
It’s hard to believe that food can be lumped into the addictive substance category, but science shows it to be true. Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) is a food additive known as an excitotoxin that “excites” the brain and nervous system. With this stimulation comes cravings for foods containing MSG – regardless of how full we are.Full Story
While eating or preparing food at home, your attention is probably fully tuned into the task, and you approach it with hands washed and food preparation surfaces disinfected.
However, when your attention is diverted by a ringing phone or blinking computer monitor, common sense regarding food safety can slip when your stomach begins rumbling. Here are some quick tips to avoid digestive upset or illness!Full Story
Budgets are very hard to abide by, especially when food is involved. I always have a hard time eating healthier when I am watching my pennies.
This year, I am keeping staple foods in my house and creating meal plans for my work week. Here are 10 ways I intend on saving a dime.Full Story
It’s not just an old wives’ tale, its true! Apples are rich in anti-oxidants, increase heart and circulatory heath, and contain soluble fiber, which can lower cholesterol. The tip is to buy organic when possible, to gain rich anti-oxidants and lose the pesticides. When purchasing apples, go for Red Delicious, these contain the most antioxidants.Full Story
No longer reserved for the specialty grocers or markets, organic and natural foods are abundantly available at most supermarkets and even big box stores. But what exactly do those terms mean?Full Story
To get a clue of what’s in your body, take a look in your refrigerator and pantry. If what you see is not as healthy as you’d like, it’s up to you to fix it. There is no way you are going to be healthy with nothing but chips and cheese dips living in your pantry.Full Story
Who knew that one simple fruit could have so many health benefits? An article published in The New York Times several weeks ago featured the many uses of cucumber. But what struck me the most were its nutritional properties.Full Story
Researchers from the renowned Amen Clinics have used some of the most advanced brain imaging technology to show the link between brain health and obesity and teach us how a healthy brain can be our main ally in successfully loosing weight.Full Story
Beauty products are a multi-million dollar industry. Although there are numerous products on the market that tout their youth-promoting properties, in reality, anti-aging is done best from the inside out. Of all the lifestyle factors that influence how we age, diet is the most important.Full Story