Friday, December 15, 2017

How Food and Mood are Related

It is amazing all the different roles food and nutrition play in our body. Carbohydrates fuel our brain, protein helps build our muscles, fat helps protect our organs, the list goes on and on. But have you ever thought about how food might affect your mood? Food certainly affects our mood! When we eat food our body responds well to, we are in a better mood because we aren’t feeling sluggish, tired, or cranky. Today we are going to highlight a few of the ways food and mood are related: • Read more [...]

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Mindless or Mindful Eating: What are you doing?

Have you ever thought about what it means to eat mindfully? For many people, eating involves watching television, talking on the phone, or working on the computer. Before you know it you’ve finished watching your show and noticed you have also eaten the entire bag of chips you were snacking on. Or maybe you are out to eat with a group of friends at a new restaurant and are chatting away about all the new happenings in your life and by the time the check comes you realize you are uncomfortably full Read more [...]

Monday, April 25, 2016

Can Fats be a part of a Healthy Diet?

There are three macro-nutrients that our body needs to function. Can you guess what they are? If you said carbohydrates, protein, and fat (YES I said FAT) then you were right! The body needs carbohydrates because they provide the main energy source for the body. Proteins are essential for growth and repairs of cells. Fats are a part of cell membranes and are vital for the absorption of the fat soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K. Fat also serves as an energy source and protects our organs. There is more Read more [...]