Recent researches show that certain foods like nuts and seeds, can boost your self-esteem and stabilize your mood. Whether you believe it or not, if you consume large quantities of any kind of nuts (almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts etc) and seeds (sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds etc) you will experience mood balance and you will start thinking clearer and be happier.Many modern scientists use the term "Brain Food" for nuts and seeds and other related food. It is not a coincidence that nuts look like our brains. For example a walnut's hard shell looks like our skull. Inside the walnut, the thin layer that connects the two halves of the nut looks like our brain membrane. And the two parts of the nut represent the two hemisphere of our brain.Is it a coincidence that a food, shaped like a human brain, is considered a "Brain Food" and is proven to help your brain work more effectively while stabilizing your mood?Here's another fact. Most nuts are made up of at least 20% protein and contain … [Read more...] about Training Your Brain For Success – Can Some Foods Make You Smarter?
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Food labels contain all kinds of information that can help you make smarter food choices. By reading the information on the packaged foods you buy, you will be able to choose foods that provide you with adequate nutrients like fiber, calcium, and protein, and you will be able to avoid foods that are high in fats, calories, and sodium. Knowing how to decipher the information on a food label can also help you avoid problems with food allergies, and can help you lose or control your weight.The food label is broken down into several components. These elements provide information on the levels of nutrients, serving size, ingredient listing, and other factors associated with the food product.Serving size - The serving size tells you how large a serving of the food product is, how many servings are contained in the package, and the calorie amount per serving. Using this information and following it can help you keep your food portions under control.Total fat - The total fat of the food … [Read more...] about Reading Food Labels
There are plenty of age-old myths about the “magical powers” of vegetables that parents have been spreading for years in a bid to diversify the diets of their stubborn and veg-averse children. We hate to be the ones to break it to you, but the truth is that carrots probably won’t help you see you see in the dark and eating bread crusts probably isn’t going to make your hair any curlier. That’s not to say that food can’t have healing properties though - in fact, according to health journalist and author Max Lugavere, certain foods can improve cognitive function to a degree not too dissimilar from the old wives' tales we’ve come to know and mock. Read more Blogger under fire for feeding pet fox a vegan diet “Food has a powerful role in cognitive health by supplying the micronutrients the body needs to repair from the damages that occur to due to the stresses of modern life,” explains Lugavere, whose book Genius … [Read more...] about How certain foods can help boost intelligence and improve mood
Not pictured: oatmeal vats See more alternative medicine pictures. PhotoAlto/Laurence Mouton/Getty Images If you're a regular visitor to HowStuffWorks.com, you might enjoy a little behind-the-scenes gossip about how these articles get to your computer screen. Each day, a dedicated team of writers and editors combs through the finest research materials, learning all we can about our given topics so that we can provide you with the best information on the Web. But before we hit the books, we all head straight for the HowStuffWorks cafeteria. There, we load up at a complimentary buffet of salmon and fresh fruit. We walk through showers of blueberries while our personalized chef whips up omelets with antioxidant-rich ingredients. The finest oatmeal available sits in vats by the door, so we can stock up before we start our day of research and writing. The amazing HowStuffWorks cafeteria gives us the brain food we need to do our very best work. Doesn't that sound wonderful? Too bad it … [Read more...] about Can brain foods make you smarter?
In 2015, I wrote a profile of Brian Wansink, a Cornell University behavioral science researcher who seemed to have it all: a high-profile lab at an elite university, more than 200 scientific studies to his name, a high-up government appointment, and a best-selling book. Plus, his research was really cool: Wansink studied how our environment affects our eating habits. He found, for example, that people who leave their cereal in plain view tend to weigh more than people who hide it away in a cupboard, and that people eat more when they use bigger plates. Like the junk food he studied, his work had an almost addictive quality. So I took two flights and a drive to Ithaca, New York, to spend a few days with Wansink. His empire was impressive: Cornell’s Food and Brand Lab, which he ran, had its own test kitchens and dining rooms with two-way mirrors. His graduate students seemed to adore him. One night, he invited me to his stately lakeside home, where his wife cooked dinner and we all … [Read more...] about This Cornell food researcher has had 13 papers retracted. How were they published in the first place?
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