Tagged: “food”

Healthy eating: Changing your eating habits

The food you eat can affect your health and your risk for certain diseases. To eat healthier food, you may need to change some of your daily habits. You also may need to change some things in your environment. Your environment includes everything around you, like your home or the place you work. You don’t […]

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10 foods to boost your brainpower

By Jo Lewin – Nutritional therapist Eating well is good for your mental as well as your physical health. The brain requires nutrients just like your heart, lungs or muscles do. But which foods are particularly important to keep our grey matter happy?   1. Opt for wholegrains Like everything else in your body, the […]

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Food for thought: Is your brain missing something?

By Bonnie Berkowitz and Laura Stanton Our brains need certain nutrients to keep us happy, focused and functioning at our best. But moderation is key, and gobbling more of a particular nutrient helps only if you’re making up for a deficiency, said neuroscience professor Gary Wenk, author of “Your Brain on Food: How Chemicals Control […]

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How to organize your fridge to keep food fresher, longer (and cut your energy bill)

Tip: Your fridge isn’t just a closet for food—it’s a high-tech device that helps you store all of your favorite snacks, condiments, and meal-fixins in optimal conditions. Not only do refrigerators have different compartments that serve different purposes, they also have different temperature zones. This means that if you’re storing things in the wrong place, […]

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Cooking tips for one

It can be tricky when cooking for one (or even two) to make the most of your ingredients and to minimize dishes — particularly when many recipes focus on making a meal for a family and serve four to six people. But just because you have a smaller household doesn’t mean you should abandon the […]

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A healthy, varied diet

What is a healthy diet? Apart from breastmilk as a food for babies, no single food contains all the essential nutrients the body needs to be healthy and function efficiently. The nutritional value of a person’s diet depends on the overall balance of foods that is eaten over a period of time, as well as […]

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Eating using all your senses

We rely too much on one or two senses like taste and sight when picking and eating food, researchers say. But there is another, more enriching, way. Do you choose or know what you are going to eat, just by looking at it? Or do you taste, touch, smell it, or listen to the sound […]

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