Avocados are a shining example of an ancient superfood. The avocado is thought to have been named by the Aztecs. Their word for testicle, “ahuacatl” is quite similar to the word “avocado” and it is believed that the shape of the fruit was responsible for the connection. Avocados caught their big break when they captured the attention of Spanish Conquistadores in the early … [Read more...] about The Journey Of The Avocado To Super-Food Stardom
New research by the John Hopkins School of Medicine found that people are more likely to overeat in the evening hours than at any other time of the day – especially when we’re feeling stressed. The study focused on two hormones. The first being a hunger hormone called ghrelin, and the second being peptide YY, a hormone tied to a feeling of fullness. The study tracked 32 … [Read more...] about Plagued By Night-Time Snack Cravings? Here’s Why
Let’s talk about carbs, baby! We know that not all carbs are created equal. We’ve got simple/refined carbs, we’ve got complex carbs, and … we have net carbs. You may have heard them called “digestible carbs.” This refers to a portion of the carbs you consume that is actually absorbed by your body. Simple carbs contain a single sugar unit, or at most two sugar units, and … [Read more...] about Net Carbs – How Are They Affecting Your Blood Sugar?
An interesting thought to ponder, isn’t it? The idea that your dining companions could affect how much you eat. It’s true! New research has found that dining with someone who is overeating makes you more likely to overeat. For example, you dish up equal portions for yourself and your spouse at dinner one evening. Halfway through your portion, you start to feel full. Your … [Read more...] about Who You Dine With May Affect How Much You Eat!
Ah, food cravings. We all get them, we all try to ignore them, and we’ve all given in a time or two. Did you know that food cravings originate in the parts of the brain that manage feelings of pleasure and reward? There are a few different potential causes for a food craving to be triggered. The first is an imbalance of hormones, like serotonin or leptin, which can cause a … [Read more...] about Want To Conquer Your Cravings? Add A Little Spice!