depression

 

Do you know How to Fight Depression with Food? We live in stressful times, and all that stress can lead to severe bouts of depression. Typically, when we’re depressed, we turn to quick fixes. A tub of ice cream, a candy bar or a box of chocolates. But these only give us a temporary, artificially high, and we feel even worse when the effects wear off.

Depression is thought to be a result of a chemical imbalance in the brain. Three chemicals, in particular, are affected, namely:

  1. Serotonin (regulates emotions, sleep, and appetite)
  2. Noradrenaline (linked to arousal and alertness)
  3. Dopamine (associated with pleasure and reward)

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best low-carb vegetables for losing weight

How does fiber help you lose weight? High fiber foods provide some of the essential substances that our bodies need to process food and it makes us feel full. The good news is that foods high in fiber are so filling, they help with weight loss in the process.

Fiber slows digestion and helps keep blood glucose levels steady for an extended period of time. And because it’s so filling and doesn’t cause a glucose roller coaster ride, it helps keep us from overeating.

I’m sure many of the “diets” you’ve tried in the past made you feel hungry all the time! If you want to lose weight by eating and feeling full instead, you need to get more fiber in your diet.

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nutrients

 

9 Nutrients Older Adults May Be Missing. Getting adequate nutrition can be a challenge as you get older. With age, the number of calories you need begins to decline. Every calorie you consume must be packed with nutrition to hit the mark.

Even then, you may fall short. As we get older, the body becomes less efficient at absorbing some essential nutrients. Also, the ability to taste food declines, blunting appetite. Some foods become difficult to chew or digest.

Several essential nutrients may be in short supply as you get older. Here are the top vitamins and nutrients to look out for — and how to get enough.

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