Category Archives : omega-3

Omega-3 Fatty Acids for Calming

Students who ate Omega-3 EFA’s for 3 months felt up to 20% less stressed before a test (research from Ohio State University in Columbus shows). Omega-3s lower cytokines, compounds linked to anxiety.  If you’re not getting 3-5 servings of salmon or oily fish per week, supplement with Chia seeds or Omega supplements as needed

Eat Sustainability – Pour on the Honey

“A huge amount of water is required to produce regular table sugar,” says Louisa Shafia, author of “Lucid Food.” “Honey, on the other hand, is a perfectly renewable resource that requires little more than healthy bees and healthy plants and flowers from which to pollinate. Try adapting your favorite recipe to use honey instead of […]

Got Dry Eyes?

If you suffer from dry eyes, up your seafood intake. Salmon, sardines, and mackerel contain omega-3 fatty acids, which the body uses to produce tears, among other things. Research suggests that people who consume higher amounts of these fats are less likely to have dry eyes.  If fish isn’t your thing, be sure to supplement […]

Sip Smarter To Keep Your Mind Sharp

Slurping down too many sugary drinks could raise your risk for Alzheimer’s disease, according to recent research. After 25 weeks with free access to sugar water, mice displayed memory-retention problems and an increase in brain plaques associated with Alzheimer’s development. Researchers aren’t sure if the bump in sugar intake caused the increased mental impairment. But […]

Want to Live a Long Life? The Key is Exercise

Staying physically fit is a year-round lifestyle choice. Regardless of the season, it takes commitment and resolve to maintain a healthy diet and regular exercise regimen. The payoff for such perseverance, however, is huge. Recent studies from the Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise journal indicate that exercise along with a diet that is […]