Eating for Happiness

Happiness centers around several important neurotransmitters: serotonin, dopamaine, endorphins, phenylethylamine, and anandamide. Serotonin is popularly known as the “feel-good hormone,” or your body’s own natural tranquilizer, hence the happiness factor. This is the neurotransmitter that antidepressants target in order to boost overall happiness levels. Up to 90 percent of your body’s total serotonin is located in your gut, […]

Brown Flax Seeds

Balancing Essential Fatty Acids

Polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) are found mostly in plant-based foods. PUFAs help your body to maintain the membranes of all cells, and they help it to make prostaglandins, which regulate many body processes, including inflammation and blood clotting. Eating foods rich in PUFAs improves blood cholesterol levels, which can decrease your risk of heart disease. PUFAs may also help […]


Choosing Healthy Fats

Fat is essential to your health because it supports a number of your body’s functions. Fat enables the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K to be absorbed from food and regulates cholesterol metabolism. Fat is made up of several fatty acids (containing long chains of carbon and hydrogen atoms), bonded to a glycerol. They […]