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Connecting Food and Your Mood

Connecting Food and Your Mood

What you eat (and drink) may affect your state of mind.

June 2017 - You may not expect a mental health practitioner to prescribe a healthy eating plan, but that approach may not be far off. In recent years, scientists have been studying the link between food and mood more closely. They've found that there may be a relationship between the risk of common mental health issues - including depression and anxiety - and our diet quality.

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When You Need Help Going

When You Need Help Going

Do you need fiber supplements to avoid constipation?

It's a bit of a taboo topic, but regular elimination of poo is a basic human necessity. Constipation can result in abdominal discomfort, bloating, hard stools, straining and hemorrhoids. Some people may turn to fiber supplements for help.

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Small Steps to Healthy Habits

Small Steps to Healthy Habits

If you want to make long-lasting diet and lifestyle changes, start small.

It can seem overwhelming to lose weight or get fit, but it doesn't have to be. How you approach behavior changes to help you reach your health and wellness goals can make a big difference. A key is to gradually change your habits.

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Trending at Farmers' Markets

Trending at Farmers' Markets

Unfamiliar produce just might become your new favorites.

Locally-grown goodies await you at farmers' markets across the country. While you're picking up staples like green beans, tomatoes and strawberries, consider trying other nutritious, farm-fresh fare that’s new to you.

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Enjoy Hunger-Busting Beans and Peas

Enjoy Hunger-Busting Beans and Peas

Legumes can be a nutritious and satisfying stand-in for meat in meals.

If you feel a meal isn't complete without meat, try substituting legumes (beans and peas). New research from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark found legumes satisfied hunger just as well as a meat-based meal.

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Nourishing Your Microbiota

Nourishing Your Microbiota

Eating a diverse, plant-rich diet helps fuel the growth of beneficial bacteria.

Microbes - bacteria and other tiny critters not visible to the naked eye but numbering in the trillions - are busy in your body. Many of these microbes benefit you. Others have the potential to cause harm. This community of microbes is called the microbiota. Their genes are called the microbiome.

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6 Strategies for Better Blood Sugar After Meals

6 Strategies for Better Blood Sugar After Meals

If you have type 2 diabetes, monitor the blood sugar impact of what you eat, and make tweaks to improve readings.

Controlling type 2 diabetes requires spot-checking blood sugar, including after you eat. "The highest blood sugars of the day tend to be after meals," says Richard Siegel, MD, an endocrinologist and co-director of the Diabetes and Lipid Center at Tufts Medical Center.

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