Omega-3 is a long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acid, and it performs many good things for the body and the brain. Known as an “essential” fatty acid, meaning the body must take it in from food sources, omega-3 is important to human metabolism. It exists in nature in two forms, one derived from land plants and two derived from marine sources. In the body, omega-3 is highly concentrated in the brain; it is critical to the formation and maintenance of nerve cell membranes.Health Benefits of Omega 3
Heart Disease Reduction
People who have high fish consumption have lower risks of heart attacks and strokes. Omega 3s are a form of HDL or good cholesterol that helps the [...]
What causes carb cravings? Research suggests that a drop in blood sugar stimulates hunger, and it’s natural to turn to foods high in carbs since they are a quick energy source. Or it may have something to do with serotonin, a “feel-good” brain chemical that helps you feel less pain, anxiety, and stress. It boosts your mood by helping you feel more relaxed. Some experts think that people who crave carbs have low serotonin levels. Regardless of the various theories that explain why we crave carbs, we do know that eating carbs raises insulin levels, which then lowers blood sugar. Leading to the craving for more carbs.
Stop craving carbs by following tips:
Eat Protein [...]
The term probiotic comes from the Latin or Greek pro, “before, forward”, and bios, or “life”. In this case, we use the term probiotics to refer to beneficial bacteria.
We have billions of friendly bacteria living in our digestive tract. If you extracted all of the microbes that live in your body, you’d have over a quart of sludge. Friendly bacteria help us digest our food and absorb nutrients effectively. In a sense, we don’t actually digest many components of our food, the bacteria digest it. Also, probiotics are living organisms that are found naturally in foods such as yogurt, kimchi, sauerkraut, miso, and kefir. They are known as ‘good’ or ‘friendly’ bacteria as they [...]