More and more evidence is showing up that your microbiota can affect your mental health. In other words, eat you probiotic yogurt.
Turns out “gut feeling” is more than just a fancy name for intuition. Our small and large intestine, and the trillions of bacteria that call it home, are more important than ever imagined for influencing our mood, our anxiety, our choices, and even our personalities. This week Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen goes straight for the gut with three surprising mind-gut connections.
Ellen Hendriksen, PhD | December 23, 2016 | Quickanddirtytips.com
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My last post, 9 Foods That Make You Hungrier, referred to an article listing snacks to avoid if you are trying to lose weight. The following two articles point out what we should be snacking on instead and when. Click on the titles to read the original story and watch the accompanying videos.
Aug. 11, 2016 | Time Magazine
If you can’t wait for your next meal, these foods are adept at muffling your hunger
I wish they had a list of snack foods that don’t make you hungrier. I think I remember nuts being one those.
Certainly changed how I viewed diets… another must-read. Consider getting the authors’ book.
You may think twice about your diet when you follow the metabolic fate of your food.
By David R. Montgomery & Anne Biklé | December 10, 2015 | Nautilus
(Excerpted from The Hidden Half of Nature: The Microbial Roots of Life and Health by David R. Montgomery and Anne Biklé. Copyright © 2016 by David R. Montgomery and Anne Biklé.)
“… extremely sweet or fatty foods captivate the brain’s reward circuit in much the same way that cocaine and gambling do…”
A must-read for the sake of your own health.
Junk foods can muddle the brain’s satiety-control mechanism, sending our appetites into hyperdrive
Ferris Jabr | January 1, 2016 | Scientific American
They forgot Smarties.
Some foods are engineered to be so tasty they’re difficult to resist, says nutritional scientist Venket Rao
I guess your heritage does influence how much carbs you can eat without gaining weight.
by Francesca Davenport | 31 March 2014| Imperial College London
Although the article below focuses on calorie labeling, I thought the most important point it makes is how processing of any kind increases calories available to our bodies.
By Richard Wrangham and Rachel Carmody, Harvard University | January 5, 2015 | Discover magazine