Is turkey really the reason for Thanksgiving sleepiness?

Is turkey really the reason for Thanksgiving sleepiness?

The body cannot make serotonin without tryptophan.  Serotonin, in turn, is needed to make melatonin, a hormone that exerts a calming effect on the body which helps regulate sleep and wake cycles.

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In a nutshell, nut consumption is good for heart health

In a nutshell, nut consumption is good for heart health

Here’s a nutty idea – avoid heart disease by regularly having a handful of nuts.  This is the news according to findings from a recent study recommending increasing the variety of nuts to reduce the risk of this chronic disease. 

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The healthiest foods on your Thanksgiving table

The healthiest foods on your Thanksgiving table

Thanksgiving is almost here and that means one thing – food and lots of it.  In fact, according to different sources, it is estimated that the average number of calories a person consumes on turkey day is at least 2,400 up to 4,500. 

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Stock up on allium veggies – a source of powerful phytochemicals

Allium foods are a family of vegetables of the genus Allium, which include garlic, onions, shallots, leeks, scallions and chives.  Many of us may use them daily in cooking but without realizing the robust nutritional bang they are providing due to their subtle, less charismatic manner. 

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Be forewarned – black licorice may cause serious harm

Be forewarned – black licorice may cause serious harm

There are two types of people in the world – those you love black licorice and those who don’t.  For all the black licorice lovers out there, be careful.  Going overboard on indulging on your candy craving for this treat can backfire on you.

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Why we have a national obsession over pumpkin spice 

Why we have a national obsession over pumpkin spice 

We spray bomb our homes or light candles infused with the scent, use scented pumpkin deodorant and even wash our dogs in pumpkin spice pet shampoo.  Why are we so infatuated with this flavor?

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Do you have food fears of lectin?

Do you have food fears of lectin?

The Hidden Dangers in “Healthy” Foods That Cause Disease and Weight Gain”, following a lectin-free diet is now the new trending wave of the latest food fear factor we are supposed to accept and believe. 

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