20 – Superfoods that Fight Depression

We’ve all had the blues once in while. But when they happen on a more frequent basis, it becomes cause for concern. But there are ways to adjust your diet to help stabilize your mood. It’s imperative to eat meals at regular intervals in order to keep your serotonin levels in check, a chemical in the brain that has a calming effect. Good nutrition is your best defense for managing depression. Carbohydrates are linked to serotonin production and lack of carbohydrates may cause changes in your mood. Here are more food ideas to help you combat depression and kick those blues. Rich in omega-3 fatty acids, salmon and mackerel are always a great choice for dinner. Omega-3 fatty acids also …

Your Health and Your Protein Shake

Protein drinks are drinks with high protein content. They are made by adding a protein source to fluids. There are also protein powders available in drug stores and groceries. They are considered food and nutrient supplements. With the popularity of protein drinks and powders, are these drinks beneficial or detrimental to our health. Proteins are indeed necessary for our body. Protein helps in building muscles, skins, hairs, nails and internal organs. There are twenty amino acids needed for the human body to grow. Eight amino acids are produced by our body. They are necessary and should be present in the food we eat. While, the other twelve amino acids are manufactured within the body. Manufactures and some study showed that …

Low Carbohydrate Diets

Word Count: 1114 Summary: You hear a lot about Low Carbohydrate Diets. They seem to be the rage. But, are they all they’re cracked up to be? Learn more. Keywords: diet, low carbohydrate, low carbohydrate diet, glycemic index, weight loss, weight loss program Article Body: Copyright 2006 Donovan Baldwin Any diet program is going to have its fans and its detractors. Also, many diet plans may have good points and bad points, and the low carbohydrate diet is no exception. WHAT IS A LOW CARBOHYDRATE DIET? First of all, you are going to hear a lot of things called “low carbohydrate”, the most famous of which is the Atkins diet. Other programs which do not claim to be low carb, …

How Toxins in Our Diet Can Affect Our Health

Are you careful about what you eat? Do you make sure that you’re drinking milk for the calcium and vitamins A and D? Do you take the time to make sure that you’re eating enough fruits and vegetables? Do you eat fish and other lean proteins because you know that they’re supposed to be good for you? Do you take a vitamin supplement daily? We are told that these are things that are supposed to be good for us. We hear that milk is good for us and that it can help us to lose weight – something that cuts the risk of diabetes, heart disease and other illnesses. Fruits and vegetables provide us with fiber, fluids, vitamins and minerals. …

How Nutrition is linked with Cancer Prevention

For many years it was assumed that what you ate each day had little or nothing to do with helping in the prevention of many of our deadliest cancers. However, recent research has proven that nutrition does indeed play a major role in the prevention and treatment of many types of cancer. There are certain vitamins and minerals that are believed to enhance and spread malignancies through the bodies system, and this is needed to help prevent cancer. There are also vitamins and minerals that help to prevent the growth of tumors. The National Cancer Institute has reported that one third of all cancer is diet related. They have also gone on to say that making changes in the diet …