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Is Diet Affecting Children’s Mood, Happiness, and Well-being?

Adolescence is a developmental period commonly associated with increasing independence. With regards to eating behavior, teens and young adults take on more responsibility for exactly when they eat, along with what types of foods they choose to consume. This age...

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Can the Probiotics Found in Yogurt Give Athletes an Edge?

Elite athletes are under immense pressure to perform well. In many instances, their very livelihoods rely on them winning or performing optimally in competition. This pressure often results in an athlete feeling stressed and anxious before and during competition, something...

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Can Food Cues and Stress Influence What We Eat?

Today’s food landscape is full of sensory-perceptual cues that can drive us to consume high-calorie, energy-dense foods (Ravussin & Ryan, 2018). The abundance of these food cues is believed to be one of the main drivers of food overconsumption (Charbonnier,...

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Can Medicinal Mushrooms Provide Improvements in Human Cognitive Abilities?

In ancient times, mushrooms were commonly used as a source of medicinal practice. The fungus kingdom consists of various organisms that have beneficial effects on the human body. A fascinating medicinal mushroom recognized to have healing benefits beyond just physical...

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The Development of a Nutrition Screening Tool for Mental Health Settings: The NutriMental Screener

A 2019 systematic review of studies identifying the dietary intake of people with severe mental illness (SMI) revealed that people with SMI were found to have significantly higher dietary energy and sodium intake compared with controls, and that higher energy...

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