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Fun Fact Friday

Fun Fact Friday

Your body craves sugary, salty and fatty foods when you’re under a lot of stress. When feeling down, do some cleaning. Straightening out the physical aspects of your life can also bring clarity to the mental one.   Music is powerful enough to change a person’s perception of the world. Socially anxious people can lessen their anxiety by performing small acts of kindness, a study found. Happy Friday! source: @Fact

Fun Fact Friday

Fun Fact Friday

Coffee has been found to reverse liver damage caused by alcohol. The brain naturally craves 4 things: Food, Sex, Water and Sleep. Studies show that by eating a big breakfast, you won’t feel as hungry the rest of the day, which can lead to more nutritional food choices. 70% of people pretend to be okay simply because they don’t want to annoy others with their problems. Eating tomatoes helps prevent sunburn. The average woman smiles 62 times a day. The…

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Why (Some) Substitutes Don’t Satisfy Us

Why (Some) Substitutes Don’t Satisfy Us

The more similar they are, the greater disappointment they evoke. Have you ever craved a full-fat chocolate milkshake but opted for a diet frozen yogurt because you wanted to “be good”? But chances are that scarfing down the yogurt wasn’t just less pleasurable; it may actually have increased your craving, amplified your dissatisfaction, and set you up for a binge. According to a new study led by Rochester University’s Melissa Sturge-Apple, this happens because the substitute food you chose too…

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Why Trash Talking Sugary Food Makes You Want It Even More

Why Trash Talking Sugary Food Makes You Want It Even More

February 2, 2016   By Rozalynn S. Frazier When you were a kid and your mom told you not to touch something, what was the first thing you wanted to do? Touch it, right? Now apply that theory to your eating habits. If someone tells you to steer clear of the cookie jar because those little morsels of goodness are chock-full of calories, aren’t you even more tempted to grab one (or three)? Rest assured, you’re not the only one….

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Dopamine Deficiency And Your Mental Health

Dopamine Deficiency And Your Mental Health

by Deane Alban    ON JULY 11, 2015 If you wake up every morning and feel like “the thrill is gone,” you may have a dopamine deficiency. Dopamine is the main brain chemical responsible for making us feel motivated. Low levels of dopamine can manifest in some very disruptive ways. It can leave you feeling fatigued, apathetic, moody and unable to concentrate. Just as importantly, it plays a role in many mental disorders including depression, addiction of all kinds, Parkinson’s…

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A Fun Way to Beat Those Cravings

A Fun Way to Beat Those Cravings

August 4, 2014  The next time you’ve got a serious hankering for sugar, it may help to whip out your smartphone for a gaming break, new research in the journal Appetite finds. Study participants—who were mostly women—described and rated the intensity of their urges before researchers asked them to play a round of Tetris. For half of them, the game wouldn’t load. The group who did get to play slashed their cravings by 24%, compared with a meager 6% reduction…

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