August 5, 2019

Avocados are one of my first picks when fighting the melancholy blues because they are rich in tryptophan and folate ( one of the B vitamins) and are loaded with omega 3's, an important fatty acid that fights inflammation in the body and helps regulate our brain's neurotransmitters. In order for one's body to manufacture serotonin, which I call the "feel good" neurotransmitter, it needs plenty of tryptophan, a natural amino acid. Many studies are showing that lowering levels of tryptophan corresponds with a drop in serotonin levels, w...

April 1, 2018

In my opinion, eggs get an awful rap in the world of nutrition, but to me they are an egg-cellent choice when it comes to eating healthy. ( More on this is a future post!)* Here some of my reasons for devouring a couple of them at least once a week: 

• Protein. Protein is absolutely a necessary nutrient – it builds and maintains muscle, which helps reduce fat. It supports brain function and boosts our metabolism. And as part of a healthy meal, it helps us feel satisfied, longer. A study cited by Healthline showed that wo...

January 3, 2018

Let's be honest with ourselves, WE ARE WHAT WE EAT.  It's true- the food we eat does have an impact on our physical AND mental health. When we eat healthy, nutritious foods, we tend to feel better and look better and also perform everyday tasks better.  When we eat foods laden with excess fat and sugar or salt, we tend to feel terrible, both physically and mentally. So the next time you don't feel well, take a look at what you are eating and try to make some changes everyday to improve your diet. Some of my "go to foods" for staying m...

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