When you’re feeling down, it can be tempting to turn to food to lift your spirits. However, the sugary, high calorie treats that many people resort to have negative consequences of their own. Thus, you may wonder whether any healthy foods can improve your mood. Recently, research on the relationship between nutrition and mental health […]
Sugary cereals, white bread, soda, granola bars, and energy drinks are examples of foods and beverages that many people consume daily. Although these items may be convenient and tasty, they can harm your health if consumed regularly. Fortunately, healthier substitutes for many of these items are easy to buy or make at home. Here are […]
Exercise is as good for your brain as it is for your body, and researchers are just beginning to discover why Human beings evolved to move. Our bodies, including our brains, were fine-tuned for endurance activities over millennia of stalking and chasing down prey. “We’ve engineered that out of our lives now,” says Charles Hillman, a […]
Here’s a reminder that stacking good habits can lead to major benefits. When it comes to what will truly extend your life, you can likely guess the handful of strategies that can combat chronic diseases: don’t smoke, limit your alcohol intake, stay active, maintain a healthy weight, and eat nutritious foods. What’s next, the breaking news that water is […]
Even if you’re a die-hard meat lover, it’s impossible to ignore the rise in plant-based eating. Alt-products just keep getting more accessible and better tasting—a win no matter what you’re eating plan of choice is. Of course when you’re swapping meat for a vegan option, one of the main dilemmas is figuring out where to […]
Calling all lettuce wrap lovers! I feel like there are a lot of you out there, including myself! These crisp lettuce wraps are filled with a savoury hoisin tofu and shiitake mushroom filling. As well as ramen noodles, a colourful hit of shredded purple cabbage and chopped cashews, cilantro and sesame seeds. They’re sweet, spicy, vegan and of course, delicious!
Your brain is always “on.” It takes care of your thoughts and movements, your breathing and heartbeat, your senses — it works hard 24/7, even while you’re asleep. This means your brain requires a constant supply of fuel. That “fuel” comes from the foods you eat — and what’s in that fuel makes all the difference.
The “normal” body temperature of 98.6°F (37°C) is actually not so normal. New research finds the average human body temperature of Americans has dropped. “What everybody grew up learning, which is that our normal temperature is 98.6, is wrong,” said Dr. Julie Parsonnet, a professor of medicine as well as health research and policy at Stanford […]