The connection between your mood and diet

Posted by Shauna McQueen MS RD on 2020-10-07 15:47:08

Our diet has much more to do with our mood and mental health than we often realize – the foods we eat affect our mood on a chemical level.


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Food + Thought: Savor the Inherent Flavor

Posted by Jen Bruning on 2020-03-17 11:15:00

Humans have a natural penchant for salt, fat, and sugar, as these types of foods have been shown to light up reward centers in our brain. No wonder why it’s so difficult to turn down free pizza in the breakroom or donuts at an A.M. meeting!

Five basic tastes influence the vast variety of flavors in our food: sweet, salty, bitter, sour, and umami, or savory. Despite our biological taste temptations, it is possible to enjoy all tastes by savoring the inherent flavor in nutrient-dense foods!

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What's so super about superfoods?

Posted by Guckenheimer HQ on 2020-03-02 17:50:31

We hear a lot about superfoods - kale, flax, quinoa, and many others. But are super FOODS needed to live a super LIFE? What if I don't like kale chips or if we can't pronounce acai yet alone know how to eat it?

I'm Edith Clogg, a dietitian with ISS Guckenheimer, and this years video series, Wellness in 20/20 aims to privide clear vision when it comes to your wellness.

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Food + Thought: Check Your Pulse(s)

Posted by Jen Bruning on 2020-02-18 21:21:01

Do you have a pulse everyday? We don’t mean a heartbeat- we mean the dry-harvested legumes called Pulses! This month we’ll celebrate Pulse Day, a time to try new foods and old favorites. Here are some familiar, and not-so-familiar pulses to try this month:

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Food + Thought: A Fool-Proof Healthful Eating Strategy in 2020

Posted by Edith Clogg on 2020-01-16 12:15:00

When it comes to eating well, many of us worry about specific foods, amounts, or timing. The questions often center around:  “Is pasta going to make me gain weight?”  “Do I need to eat after I exercise?”  “I’m trying to lose 20 pounds, should I do keto or go Paleo?”  What if there was a way to eat that was portable, not dependent on your surroundings, or even what is on your plate? There is! It’s eating slowly, instead of scarfing food while typing emails or between meetings, and it can be one of the biggest keys to a healthy weight—and a right view of food.  How can it help?

 

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Food+Thought: Eat Like It's the Holidays Into the New Year

Posted by Jessie Groth on 2019-12-17 17:18:46

Wait...what?? Did I read that right? The holiday season is typically seen as a threat to our healthy eating routines, with plenty of parties, tempting treats, and indulgent foods. While what we eat does matter, how we eat is just as important—and when it comes to the holidays, there are actually many behaviors we get right that should be embraced, celebrated, and carried into the new year.

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Give Your Immune System A Boost

Posted by Nutrition Strategy on 2019-12-11 18:27:15

The winter season is here meaning cold season is in full force. For most of us, that means our immune systems are working in overdrive to fight against the invasion of germs. Our immune systems do a remarkable job of defending us against disease-causing microorganisms. But sometimes, a germ invades and makes us sick. Resulting in missed days of work, meetings and unfortunately holiday events with family and friends.  

The immune system is a system, not a single entity. To function well, it requires balance; not too much or too little of specific foods or nutrients. There is evidence that various micronutrient deficiencies can alter immune responses.

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Food+Thought: Biohacking

Posted by Edith Clogg on 2019-11-18 19:18:01

Have you heard about Biohacking?

Biohacking, also known as DIY biology, typically means testing out various lifestyle choices to advance your health and wellbeing. Often consisting of incremental behavior changes, biohacking can involve everything from shifts in your diet to implanting devices in one’s body.

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Health Hacks - Healthy for the Holidays

Posted by Jen Bruning on 2019-11-04 18:56:58

 

Welcome to the winter months with cold weather and lots of holidays to celebrate!

If you find this time of year to be a little stressful, you’re not alone. A 2003 study found that many people find the winter months stressful as they try to find time to travel, shop for gifts and host parties.

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Food+Thought: Top 5 Quality Carbs

Posted by Edith Clogg on 2019-10-21 20:00:37

Are you looking to light a fire of energy every morning? To cruise into the office on full power, ready to start the day? If this dreamscape scenario has been on your wish list for too long, it could be that you aren't fueling your body properly in the morning. Our bodies’ preferred source of energy comes from glucose, which is supplied by carbs in the diet. But before you try to rationalize that sugar-bomb 20-ounce, frappa-something in your hand, remember the cardinal rule when it comes to fuel: Quality Matters.

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