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Are You Getting Enough of This Mood-Boosting Mineral?

By Jeffrey Zurofsky / August 27, 2018 /

We know that food has the power to boost (or bust) our mood and overall mental health. Certain nutrients in particular support wellbeing by regulating the chemicals in our bodies that control our state of mind. One of the major ones, which many of us aren’t getting enough of: Magnesium.

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Garden Your Way to Better Mental Health

By Jeffrey Zurofsky / May 21, 2018 /

Spring has come at last, and that means that about one-third of Americans are getting ready to plant a garden. According to the National Gardening Association, the number of households growing their own food has increased by 17 percent over the last decade, with millennials (ages 18 to 34) taking the lead.

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5 Pro Tips for Raising Healthy Eaters

By Jeffrey Zurofsky / April 3, 2018 /

As the parent of a child who’s just getting started on solids, I’ve been thinking recently about how to help my son grow into a kid who loves to eat all kinds of good food. Because I know how vital balanced nutrition is for the mental health of children and teens, it’s especially important to me that he become a well-rounded eater.

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7 Steps to Eating More Mindfully

By Jeffrey Zurofsky / February 20, 2018 /

As adults, we don’t remember how we learned to eat. But when you become a parent, you get a chance to step back and think about all your ingrained habits around mealtimes.

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5 Ways to Manage Holiday Stress

By Jeffrey Zurofsky / December 21, 2017 /

So much of the holiday season is focused on food. While that can be a source of enormous pleasure and enjoyment, it also can cause terrible stress and tension.

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Mental health

5 Ways Food Can Boost Mental Health

By Jeffrey Zurofsky / September 5, 2017 /

There’s no question that what we eat matters not just to our bodies, but to our minds as well. But it isn’t just what’s on your plate that matters. Though nutrition is a key component, every aspect of our relationship to food—from growing it to cooking and serving it—has the potential to enhance our well-being and our sense of connection with the planet and with the people we love.

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