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The Food and Mood Feud

The bond between your mood and food is strong. Your mood is able to cause you to devour an entire bag of cookies and dig into a whole tub of ice-cream goodness without thinking twice. When times get tough, you get eating.While consuming an excess of your favourite foods may wondrously and almost instantly calm you down in stressful conditions, are you aware that eating all that extras can have a negative effect on you? While you might be thinking that you deserve to be feeling better, your body doesn’t deserve the additional work. How then can you stay on top of things, even when you are down?

Choosing Quality Chia Seeds

A member of the mint family, Chia is obtained from the flowering Salvia hispanica plant. The reason behind this seed’s popularity- amongst nutritional experts and consumers alike- is its multitude of benefits.Chia is a rich source of healthy Omega-3 fatty acids. It is also high in antioxidants, fibre, protein, calcium and carbohydrates. Easily digestible and absorbed, chia hydrates the body through electrolyte retention, and energizes the body. It also supports muscle and tissue regeneration, and contributes towards cardiovascular health and joint support.

Knowing Your Multivitamins

While there is no standard scientific, regulatory, or marketplace definitions for multivitamins, multivitamins can be categorized. As published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, multivitamins “vary in the types, numbers, and amounts of vitamins and minerals they contain and whether they contain other nonvitamin and nonmineral ingredients (eg, dietary fiber, botanicals, glucosamine, lycopene)”.

Choosing the Perfect Multivitamin

Paralyzed by the sight of a multitude of multivitamins on store shelves? There is indeed a wide variety of multivitamins both in composition and characteristics, so much so that making a selection can be a confusing and frustrating task for you. How then do you know which are the perfect multivitamins for you and your family?

Superfood to Reduce Belly Fat: Black Beans

High in protein, fiber and antioxidants, black beans aren’t just good for the waistline, they may aid in disease prevention, too! Black beans go well with rice and also make a healthy addition to soups, salads and pasta dishes. As a legume, black beans contain nutrients found in protein foods such as poultry and seafood, as well […]