Munch, crunch, munch. One of the snacks I eat at work is not exactly quiet, though I try to keep the noise down. It’s not salty, crispy potato chips. Every day, I bring in a bag of raw celery. In China, qincai is not uncommon, but it’s almost always cooked. So, I get strange looks. The… Read more
Carbs are good for you. They do tend to get a bad reputation because you do need to eat the right carbs for a healthy lifestyle. Unfortunately, most of us will get the simple, blood-sugar-raising carbs in our diets. Click Here For Other Stories And Videos On South Florida Reporter Healthy carbs help to give you… Read more
The Mediterranean diet has been touted for its long list of health benefits, including its ability to improve heart health and ward off premature death. Now, researchers have linked it to yet another advantage: better brain health. In a group of studies recently presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference, researchers found that the traditional Mediterranean… Read more
Republish Reprint There is a great divergence of opinion among doctors as to the quantity of food that we should take. One doctor holds that we should eat to the of food that we should take. One doctor holds that we should eat to the utmost of our capacity, and he has calculated the quantities of… Read more
Eat and be Healthy believes in good health all year round and in all climates and ages.
How can healthy eating improve your mood?
We all know that eating right can help you maintain a healthy weight and avoid certain health problems, but your diet can also have a profound effect on your mood and sense of wellbeing. Studies have linked eating a typical Western diet—filled with processed meats, packaged meals, takeout food, and sugary snacks—with higher rates of depression, stress, bipolar disorder, and anxiety. Eating an unhealthy diet may even play a role in the development of mental health disorders such as ADHD, Alzheimer’s disease, and schizophrenia, or in the increased risk of suicide in young people.
Eating more fresh fruits and vegetables, cooking meals at home, and reducing your intake of sugar and refined carbohydrates, on the other hand, may help to improve mood and lower your risk for mental health issues. If you have already been diagnosed with a mental health problem, eating well can even help to manage your symptoms and regain control of your life.
What constitutes a healthy diet?
Eating a healthy diet doesn’t have to be overly complicated. While some specific foods or nutrients have been shown to have a beneficial effect on mood, it’s your overall dietary pattern that is most important. The cornerstone of a healthy diet pattern should be to replace processed food with real food whenever possible. Eating food that is as close as possible to the way nature made it can make a huge difference to the way you think, look, and feel.
Changing the way you eat isn’t always easy, but even small improvements in your diet can make a lasting difference, according to a new study. Researchers from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health conducted the first study to show that improving your diet over at least a dozen years can reduce the chances of premature… Read more
During the holy month of Ramadhan around 1.6 billion Muslims around the world abstain from eating and drinking for one month. There are many who wonder if fasting is healthy. To some extent, they believe, fasting is like depriving the body of nutrition. However, if fasting is properly implemented, it can have healthy benefits to your… Read more
Source World War II propaganda against food waste. Whatever your reasons, it’s a shame to waste food and money. Did you know that the average consumer usually troughs away around 1/3 of their groceries from a single shopping? If this doesn’t mean anything to you, just think about going shopping; you come back with three full… Read more
You probably know that you should be eating more fish. Fans of the Mediterranean diet have been telling us that the healthy fats in fish are important, and the American Heart Association recommends eating at least two servings of fish, preferably fatty fish, each week. But it’s easy to bypass the seafood counter. There are too… Read more
The news rocketed around the internet last week under headlines declaring “Coconut oil is not a magical health food after all,” “Coconut oil ‘as unhealthy as beef fat and butter,'” and “Careful: Coconut oil may not be safe.” Behind the furor was an innocuous American Heart Association report reviewing the health harms of saturated fats and… Read more