Remember those greeny hairy ceramic figures called “chia pets?” Those contained real chia seeds – a healthy seed that makes a great addition to a smoothie, salad, or countless other foods. Not only can they be grown indoors without soil (no ceramic figure needed) you can even just buy them at the grocery store.
They say fruit is nature’s candy. Arguably this could not be more true than it is with strawberries. Some see the fruit as a tasty snack others a dessert, one they’ll even dip in chocolate! It’s versatile and has a flavoring so often desired that it is used in the artificial flavoring of processed foods.
Change your diet and you can change your overall health… but can it also change your mood?
Serotonin, along with dopamine, is a chemical in the brain that influences your mood. Food you eat can actually influence your serotonin production. The most common foods that can boost your serotonin levels are carbohydrates, fish, and foods high in vitamin D.
March and April are among the most popular times of the year to eat fish – due in a big part to Lent. While it’s difficult to find a conclusive sales number for the entire fish industry, it seems that many retailers and restaurants report seeing roughly a 20% spike in fish sales this time of the year.