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4. A Closer Look at Key Nutrients

Your Diet Vs. Chronic Disease
It’s estimated that half of all U.S. adults—about 117 million people—suffer from preventable, diet-related chronic diseases. Shifting to healthier eating patterns that contain the nutrients your heart and brain require can help bring about lasting improvements in individual health, according to the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for

Natural Energy Boosters: Keep These Snacks Close By

Natural Energy Boosters: Keep These Snacks Close By

Do you often find yourself chugging coffee in the mid-morning, hoping to find the energy to propel you to lunch—only to find yourself dragging an hour after your mid-day meal? It’s all too common in this fast-paced world to feel low on energy. Anyone who has experienced that “depleted” feeling

A Healthy Brain Requires B Vitamins

Folate, B12 and B6 (pyridoxine) are the nutrients that receive the most attention for improving brain health, due to their well-studied role in reducing homocysteine. Homocysteine is an amino acid that, in high levels, is linked to brain shrinkage, Alzheimer’s disease, cognitive decline and coronary artery disease.
However, the remaining B

Food for Thought: The Best Brain Diet

Diet affects the entire body, from your biceps and heart to, most importantly, your brain. Studies have found the Mediterranean diet is particularly beneficial in reducing the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, and slowing cognitive decline. The basis of the Mediterranean diet is heavy consumption of fruits, vegetables, whole

The Right Foods Can Improve Your Mood

Food choices not only affect your weight and physical health—they can also affect your mental well-being. Recent studies link dietary deficiencies to mood disturbances, depression, and anxiety. Eating certain foods helps maintain brain health, regulate mood, and produce chemicals called neurotransmitters. Serotonin, dopamine, GABA, and norepinephrine are examples of neurotransmitters

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