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Five Foods That May Increase Your IQ

Five Foods That May Increase Your IQ

A healthy diet as you’re growing up may help you have a higher IQ, while a diet high in processed foods, fat and sugar may result in a lower IQ, according to a study published in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health in February 2011. Many of the same foods typically recommended for a healthy diet may also be good for your IQ. Fish and Omega-3 Sources Omega-3 fats, found in many types of fish and seafood, walnuts and…

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Can What You Eat Affect Your Mental Health?

Can What You Eat Affect Your Mental Health?

By Kelli Miller    WebMD Health News Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario, MD   Aug. 20, 2015 What’s for dinner? The question is popping up in an unexpected place – the psychiatrist’s office. More research is finding that a nutritious diet isn’t just good for the body; it’s great for the brain, too. The knowledge is giving rise to a concept called “nutritional (or food) psychiatry.” “Traditionally, we haven’t been trained to ask about food and nutrition,” says psychiatrist Drew Ramsey, MD,…

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Can What You Eat Affect Your Mental Health?

Can What You Eat Affect Your Mental Health?

By Kelli Miller    WebMD Health News     Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario, MD Aug. 20, 2015 – What’s for dinner? The question is popping up in an unexpected place – the psychiatrist’s office. More research is finding that a nutritious diet isn’t just good for the body; it’s great for the brain, too. The knowledge is giving rise to a concept called “nutritional (or food) psychiatry.” “Traditionally, we haven’t been trained to ask about food and nutrition,” says psychiatrist…

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The Low-Cost Superfood that Builds Strong Bones

The Low-Cost Superfood that Builds Strong Bones

Michelle Schoffro Cook    March 20, 2015 When we think of dried plums, or prunes as they are also known, we’re more likely to think of their bowel-regulating abilities than their capacity to build strong bones. But according to research published in the British Journal of Nutrition, we might want to give these sweet and tasty superfoods a second thought for bone health. According to researchers at the Department of Nutrition, Food and Exercise Sciences, at Florida State University, dried…

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6 Common Chocolate Myths, Busted

6 Common Chocolate Myths, Busted

Becky Striepe     November 4, 2014 From fat content to acne to your sex drive, there are some big claims out there about chocolate. Check out these common chocolate myths and the truth about chocolate. When it comes to chocolate and health, the trick isn’t avoiding chocolate altogether. It’s making smart choices. Sure, if you eat a whole Hershey’s bar, you’re not doing your health any favors. But a few squares of good, dark chocolate can actually be beneficial….

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Need A Natural Energy Boost? Here Are 7 Food Strategies

Need A Natural Energy Boost? Here Are 7 Food Strategies

Kara, selected from TreeHugger     July 19, 2014 Food is fuel for our bodies, and our bodies reflect what we put into them. By learning how to eat in ways that boost energy and combat fatigue, you can do a lot to optimize your mental and physical performance throughout the day. 1. Make sure you’re getting enough iron Iron is the most common nutritional deficiency in the United States. An estimated 10 percent of women between 20 and 40…

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