Foods that can help us remember better, be more alert, and have more motivation, are a welcome addition to our daily routine in today’s ever-more cognitively demanding 21st century. While there are a lot of wild claims about extreme effects of certain foods on brain performance, this article focuses on the real evidence-based findings.
Whey protein powders have multiple health benefits, exceeding the needs of people who use them as a post-workout supplement after their gym routine by far. Let’s see what some of them include.
There’s a lot of anecdotal evidence which claims that you can ease or even cure depression with different foods. Let’s take a look whether there is any scientific merit to these claims.
If you think your surrounding doesn’t influence what and how much you eat, then I have bad news for you. The food choices you make are strongly influenced by your social environment. Let’s see how.
I would like to discuss a fad crash diet proposed a few decades ago. It’s called the Dr. Simeons hCG Diet. If you’ve never heard of it, then you have been spared yet another ludicrous proposal in the “nutrition” industry. You will see, why.
The 21st century is an environment of ever-increasing complexity. With that comes a multitude of new ways how we can become stressed, and being constantly stressed is not something you would want. If you don’t know why, then read further.
Game of thrones and the “A Song of Ice and Fire” series have been described as food porn by some, with its vivid and imaginative descriptions of food and feasts written by George R.R. Martin. Being a huge geek that loves the fantasy world of Westeros, I had to take a crack at the healthiness of their diets.
Chronic inflammation has got increased attention by the scientific community, and rightly so. I’d like to discuss how it is related to obesity and why we should do more to cut our levels of chronic inflammation.
We’re spending more and more time working these days. And with more work, more stress often follows. While this can be debated, a lot of people turn to food for comfort. Let’s see how the two of these are connected.
Weight loss, self-esteem, body image, depressive symptoms, and health related quality of life. These are the topics you can expect to read about in this article which covers the psychological aspects of weight loss.
At the end of the day, the food you eat will decide whether your weight will be in a healthy range or not. However, talking about this issue in such a simple way is absolutely disrespectful to a certain percentage of people. These are the people who are more prone to eating disorders because of their personality traits.
When we talk about dieting, healthy eating, losing weight, and so on, we often forget one really important issue that overshadows the food choices we make when we decide to start eating healthier.
Your brain is a fine tuned machine that needs a multitude of nutrients for it to act properly. The presence of certain nutrients in bigger doses have been also shown to be beneficial when it comes to memory and the brain’s performance in general. Here, I present a few of them that are necessary, beneficial, and recommended to further enhance your brain’s capabilities to make you the next physicist who will win a Nobel’s prize.
Our cognitive functioning is extremely important for us. Judging from an evolutionary and developmental perspective, it has allowed us to become the species that now dominates Earth. Especially higher cognitive functioning is something people have tried to improve through different methods.
I’ve written about how addictive processed sugar is in the past. It’s one of the main culprits behind worldwide obesity and the related health issues. But there is one natural sweetener that could be used as a healthy substitute.
Who hasn’t heard of whey protein powders? Some substitute them for steroids that you inject into your body, others eat them with reckless abandon. People have different opinions about whey protein powders and some do not wish to stray from their first beliefs of them being damaging. However, the scientific evidence shows us the opposite – proteins, and proteins from whey, are one macronutrient that should not be taken lightly.