Don’t be fooled by the extraordinary health claims on these foods

When chef Gordon Ramsay launched a new gin last year, in partnership with the Scottish producer Eden Mill, a Facebook advert for the brand made it sound rather wholesome. It included the claim that the gin retained the micro-nutrients of honeyberries, “which have more antioxidants than blueberries, more potassium than bananas, more vitamin C than … Read more

Poor metabolic health parameters are linked to low breast milk production, research shows

New research from UC shows that poor metabolic health parameters are linked to low breast milk production. The study was published in the journal Breastfeeding Medicine. We wanted to see if we could understand what stands out as different in these moms. So, we conducted a case control study to see why, despite their … Read more

Vegetarians are twice as likely to be depressed: study

Could a burger a day keep the depression away? A new study published by the Journal of Affective Disorders found that beef was the only food linked to a lower risk of depression. Researchers wanted to look into the association between vegetarianism and depression among adults. They asked 14,216 people in Brazil between the ages … Read more

These nutrients may help to combat depression

Every person’s mood fluctuates, and their experience of it is unique and depends on numerous factors. These include external factors, such as the environment or situation they are in or have been in, and internal factors such as fluctuations in hormones, neurotransmitters and nutrient availability. Therefore, no one mechanism can explain all the clinical manifestations … Read more

Obesity should be reclassified as a brain disorder: doctors

A new study has prompted some doctors to reconsider how obesity is classified. Currently, it is treated as a behavioral disease, but doctors are now suggesting that it be considered a brain-development disorder such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (also known as ADHD), autism and Asperger’s syndrome. The study, which was published on Science.org, was … Read more

‘They’re just as healthy—and cheaper than fresh’

1. Berries Use it for: baked desserts, smoothies, yogurt toppings, breakfast bowls Berries, such as blueberries, raspberries, strawberries and blackberries, are one of nature’s best sources of antioxidants. Studies show that antioxidant levels in berries remain stable long after they’re frozen. Some of the best stores to find frozen berries at a bargain include Trader … Read more

Drink these types of coffee to live longer, study says

CNN  —  Drinking two to three cups a day of most types of coffee may protect you from cardiovascular disease and an early death, a new study found. “The results suggest that mild to moderate intake of ground, instant and decaffeinated coffee should be considered part of a healthy lifestyle,” said study author Peter Kistler, … Read more

Timing of Food Intake a Strategy for Treating Mood Disorders?

Shift workers who confine their eating to the daytime may experience fewer mood symptoms compared to those who eat both day and night, new research suggests. Investigators at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, created a simulated nightwork schedule for 19 individuals in a laboratory setting. Participants then engaged in two different meal timing models … Read more

Food prices are soaring, and that’s changed how we eat

New York CNN Business  —  Lisa Altman used to take pride in being able to eat what she wanted without worrying much about the cost. When she was growing up, seconds weren’t served and side dishes were rare. “My mom had a budget every week, and she stuck to it,” she said. “As I got … Read more

The Next Frontier in Psychiatry

Over the last decade, we have seen an exponential increase in research relating diet quality to mental health. The typical Western diet of ultra-processed foods does not adequately meet the brain’s nutritional requirements and is a proven risk factor for the subsequent emergence of mental disorders in both adults and children.1 Given the strength of … Read more