Food and the Brain: Good Fats, Bad Fats

Food and the Brain: Good Fats, Bad Fats

This is a guest blog post by Jennifer Lee, Ph.D. Omega-3 essential fatty acids have an important role in the mammalian nervous system.  They seem to be crucial for healthy neuronal structure and function.  And the healthy structure and function … Continue reading

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Food and the Brain: Hunger Satisfaction

Food and the Brain: Hunger Satisfaction

This is a guest blog post by Jennifer Lee, Ph.D. The regulation of how much we eat and drink is a constant battle for many of us.  Our brains and bodies use a combination of signals to indicate “fullness”: sensory … Continue reading

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Food and the Brain: Antioxidants

Food and the Brain: Antioxidants

This is a guest blog post by Jennifer Lee, Ph.D. Everybody is talking about antioxidants. It’s hard to keep up with all the latest “superfoods” and their supposed antioxidant benefits. But few people can explain why it is that we … Continue reading

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Food and the Brain: Is Sugar Addictive?

Food and the Brain: Is Sugar Addictive?

This is a guest blog post by Jennifer Lee, Ph.D. We’ve all heard of “sugar-highs” and informal theories that foods, especially sweets, can act like drugs in our system. But how much truth lies in such rumors? If food can … Continue reading

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