People who were told to avoid fibbing were less likely to experience sore throats and headaches than those who were given no instructions, according to a study from the University of Notre Dame. Lying may stress you out and impair your immune response.
Getting sufficient shut-eye but still dragging? Maybe you're not getting enough iron, a common symptom of which is unexplained fatigue. Researchers found that women taking an 80mg daily iron supplement cut their exhaustion in half. Your doctor can do a blood test to check your levels and tell you if you need a supplement. Foods [...]
We're all for going under the knife to slim down.......our food, that is. Researchers found that people who were given a whole bagel consumed 40 percent more calories at their next meal than those whose bagel was cut into quarters. Because multiple pieces take up more space, the portion seems larger. Try the trick on [...]
Here's a tip: Pour dressing down the sides of the bowl - not directly on the greens - and toss. This way, you'll dress your lettuce more evenly.
With more fiber and calcium than any other nut, almonds have always been a smart snack. Now a USDA study shows they contain 129 calories per ounce - 24% less than originally thought. Since their cell walls are hard to break down, the fat inside them isn't easily absorbed by the body. Cover a 3x3 [...]
A magnesium deficiency can slow dopamine production, leaving you feeling frazzled. Sunflower seeds provide 91mg of magnesium per 1-ounce serving to help you stay on an even keel.
Stress depletes stores of B vitamins - essential for the creation of serotonin. Avocados are an excellent source of not only B vitamins but also potassium, which helps lower blood pressure.
This omega-3-loaded fish may help you feel calmer. Research has found that people who regularly consume foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids are 20% less anxious than those who don't.
Just half a cup of chickpeas supplies 141mg. of folate, a type of B vitamin necessary for the production of dopamine, a neurotransmitter associated with pleasure.
A handful of walnuts a day has been linked to heart and weight control; now new research finds that these nuts, along with almonds and hazelnuts, can boost levels of serotonin, a hormone that increases feelings of well-being. To get the biggest benefit, go for raw and unpeeled.