Fish is good for the brain - regardless of omega-3 fatty acid amounts

You know eating fish is good for you because of the omega-3 fatty acids, (It only counts if the fish is baked or broiled. Frying it destroys the fatty acids.), but a new study found that just eating the baked or broiled fish is good for your brain--regardless of the amount of omega-3 fatty acids!The study found that weekly fish eaters had more gray area in the regions of the brain related to memory and cognition. But the researchers did NOT find a link between the brain differences and the omega-3 levels in the blood, which surprised them....more

7 Sports Nutrition Myths Debunked

We are officially back from vacation after a wonderful week in Ocean City, NJ.  Now that it is Monday, it is back to the grind! I have sports nutrition on the brain, and was going through some pictures so I decided to share some tidbits with you....more

5 Benefits of Planting Your Own Food Garden

Most people don’t enjoy going to the grocery store. It’s a mundane chore you put off all week, and when you finally venture out on Saturday, all the produce is picked over. The muted, pinkish tomatoes sit blankly in their rows. The wilted lettuce doesn’t look very appetizing. You can’t even find an apple without an ugly bruise. Now try getting your kids to eat those fruits and vegetables. ...more
Maybe you should try growing collard greens or kale, those two plants don't require a lot of ...more

7-Year study says fish oil PREVENTS brain shrinkage and cognitive decline

Great news on the Alzheimer's front!Neuroscientists from Rhode Island Hospital did a study of the benefits of fish oil consumption on 3 groups of adults ages 55-90. The groups were:Group A: 229 adults with no sign of Alzheimer'sGroup B: 397 adults who were diagnosed with mild cognitive impairmentGroup C: 193 with Alzheimer'sThey used a combination of neuropsychological tests and MRIs every six months from 2003 to 2010.The results:...more

How Much is One Serving?: Figuring Out Portion Control to Gain Control of Your Waistline

It never fails. When my waistline starts growing in the wrong direction, there are three culprits. I’m getting less physical activity. I’m eating more junk food and snacking often. (I love to graze!) I’m eating mammoth portions of food. ...more
Laurend1985 I can completely relate. I was making my own trail mix with unsalted raw and roasted ...more

Miso Mango Soft Tacos (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

   I live in a smaller town in the country that has limited (good) places to eat -there are a few, luckily....more
I love cooking with miso! I like the combination of flavors that you used in this recipe. It ...more

Vegan (Chickpea!) Hazelnut Coffee Fudge

Vegan Hazelnut Coffee Fudge05/09/20140 Comments...more
Fascinating, I'll have to give this a go! Beautiful pictures, too.more

How to Pick a Healthier Frozen Meal

How to Pick a Healthy Frozen MealWhen it comes to weekday lunches, I’m a fan of making my own. I can control the quality of the food I’m eating, as well as the calories....more

Obese children slower to recognize and correct their errors

It seems like every day there's a new finding linking weight and cognition in some way.This latest one is a study from the University of Illinois that found that obese children don't recognize and correct their errors as quickly as healthy-weight kids....more

Coconut oil for your brain?

I've been hearing a lot about coconut oil lately; it supposedly does everything from weight loss to tooth whitening. But this article on Mercola introduced me to a new claim: improving your brain.http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/05/17/good-brain...I'm not saying whether or not it's true; I don't know. But the explanation is interesting....more