Nutritious snacks can keep you alert throughout the day and help your body maintain a consistent energy level. Eating healthy snacks provides important protein, fiber, and healthy fats you may miss during mealtime.
Another spring, another bout of allergies for John de Souza's 8-year-old son. Too little medication, and he couldn't sleep soundly through the night; too much, and his usual chipper personality was lost to sedation that had yet to wear off the next morning.
Apples contain numerous beneficial compounds that protect against illness and disease. The fruit is one of many must-have superfoods.
Fiber found within apples is known as pectin. This fiber is able to lower cholesterol levels, stabilize blood sugar, and help ward off diabetes and insulin resistance. Like most high-fiber foods, the pectin in apples also helps fill you up, making you feel full for a longer period and discouraging overeating.
Another powerful compound in apples is the flavonoid quercetin. This antioxidant is found particularly concentrated in apple peels, where it gives the apple its rich color. It’s a natural anti-inflammatory and a natural antihistamine that has been found to combat issues like cancer, high blood pressure, stroke, and much more.
Water-soluble polyphenols are often found in apples as well. These are another form of powerful antioxidants with numerous benefits. As reported by Natural News, “Diets high in polyphenols are associated with lower cancer rates, better heart health and enhanced immune function.”
Most of us know, all too well, that losing even a little bit of sleep can sap us of energy and make us feel far less productive in all that we do. But emerging research suggests that too little sleep may also affect the food choices we make and how much we eat and potentially contribute to excess intake and eventual obesity.
Research indicates that omega-3 fats reduce inflammation, helping to prevent inflammatory diseases. Omega-3's are also essential to brain function, impacting behavior and cognition. Malnutrition can impact decision making ...