Eager to eat a snack before bedtime? A protein-filled snack like cottage cheese is the way to go, say Florida State University researchers. Associate Professor of Nutrition, Food and Exercise Sciences Michael Ormsbee and former FSU graduate student Samantha Leyh found that consuming 30 grams of protein about 30 minutes before bed appears to have… Continue reading Eat Protein For Late Night Snacks:Study
I have a confession to make. I love coffee! When my alarm goes off and I don’t smell the wafting joy of auto-brewing coffee in the kitchen, there’s truly some glory missing from that morning. There’s something about that aroma that says “it’s going to be a good day.” Interestingly, people have been having similar… Continue reading 9 Science-based Reasons to Drink Coffee
Is it possible that better nutrition could solve two critical problems that have persisted worldwide? According to one food industry expert, it’s our own wealth that is driving obesity levels. He says our economy is thriving because we’re NOT as active as we once were, especially at work. Combined with dramatically cheaper calories, this creates… Continue reading Nutrition, Lifestyle, Disease and Wealth: Is There a Connection?
Lavender works its relaxing magic all around us: from garden borders to bath bombs to fabric softener. But why not in our hospitals and clinics? And what is the science behind the magic? Research published in Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience shows for the first time that the vaporized lavender compound linalool must be… Continue reading Aaah…Science Confirms: Lavender is Relaxing
Cut calories or learn to use your brain to lose weight? It may be both, with an emphasis on the brain part. Behavioral therapy may be as important as caloric reduction, if a new McGill University study is to be believed. The study revealed that people who enjoy more success at weight loss exhibit more… Continue reading Your Key To Weight Loss May Be Your Brain
Since 2000, the rate of diagnosis for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder has nearly tripled. In 2000, approximately 1 of every 150 children received a diagnosis of ASD. In 2014, that number had skyrocketed to 1 of every 59 children. The causes for this increase are a source of argument for many experts. There… Continue reading Obesity Risks and Solutions for Autism and ASD
Higher blood levels of omega 3 fatty acids found in seafood are associated with a higher likelihood of healthy ageing among older adults, finds a US study published by The BMJ today. With populations across the world living longer, there is a growing focus on healthy ageing — a meaningful lifespan without major chronic… Continue reading Omega 3’s in Seafood Linked to Healthy Aging
When you were a kid, did you ever over-indulge in something you loved? Maybe you ate ice cream, pizza or some other treat until your belly felt like it would bust. Maybe you spent too many hours in front of the TV or playing video games and your eyes got all googly and blurry. … Continue reading Over-training? 9 Signs to Watch For
I’ve written before about the connection between nutrition and mood. In particular, about the connection between what we eat and depression, anxiety and mental/emotional disorders. Here, I’m sharing a study showing a linkage between the consumption of fast foods and depression. While this is a relatively small study, performed in an area of the… Continue reading Is There a Link Between Fast Food and Depression?
Eating breakfast before exercise may “prime” the body to burn carbohydrates during exercise and more rapidly digest food after working out, University of Bath researchers have found. Scientists from the University’s Department for Health, working with colleagues at the universities of Birmingham, Newcastle and Stirling, were studying the effect of eating breakfast versus fasting… Continue reading Burn More Carbs During Exercise By Eating Breakfast: Study