The line between what food is and isn’t healthy seems to be clear. If you’re trying to lose weight, for instance, you should probably skip that deep fried Twinkie platter at the state fair. And if you want to stay healthy, skip that nasty old butter and stick with margarine.Right? Wrong.
Despite the best efforts of many food industries to convince you otherwise, there are many, many foods out there that are flat out unhealthy for you. They may be associated with actually healthy foods, or give off the appearance of healthy foods. But rest assured, if you’re a man over 25 trying to lose weight, or just stay nutritious [...]
Nutrition psychiatry is a growing discipline in the health care industry. The premise is simple – what you eat affects your mental health. We all know that what we put in our mouth directly affects our physical health. But what science is trying to do now is to discover which kinds of foods can improve our mental health and help us fight mental disorders like depression and anxiety.
Many studies have focused on identifying which nutrients, that when lacking in the body, are associated with depression and other mental health problems. Here are examples of these nutrients that you should include in your daily meals, along [...]
Whole grains are healthier than refined grains because as their name implies, they contain the entire grain. Refined grains only have one part of the grain, the endosperm where all the carbohydrates are contained.
Whole grains on the other hand consist of the germ, the endosperm and bran. Bran is where all the fiber is, along with vitamins and minerals. The germ is where the good fats are along with other vitamins, and the endosperm is the largest part, where all the carbohydrates are.
The whole grain containing all three parts is why they are considered to be healthier for us than the refined grains. Whole grains contain more nutrients, and will make you thinner as [...]