1. Sleep deprived? A healthy diet can help
No one gets enough sleep these days, and that lack of shuteye inevitably tags along the next day, but can a healthy diet reduce the negative effects of sleep deprivation? Stanford researcher Dr. Maryam Hamidi stayed up way past her bedtime to find out, and learn why even the most nutritious of us reach for the chips when we’re tired.
2. How different kinds of fiber affect the microbiome
The average Western diet is low in fiber, compromising our ability to digest food among other responsibilities of our microscopic in-house workforce; and when it comes to keeping our microbiome happy, it turns out, “Not all fiber is created equal.”
3. Green tea could hold the key to reducing antibiotic resistance
Green tea is a classic for healthy eaters, but it may be even stronger than we thought. Scientists at the University of Surrey have found that an antioxidant in green tea may help in the fight to eliminate antibiotic resistant bacteria.
4. Oral health—Find out about the connection between your oral health and overall health
Better put your immunity where your mouth is because it seems our oral health may be connected to our…everything else health. So, better find yourself some zero-waste floss (no need to make the earth suffer for a few raspberry seeds) and start treating your teeth right.
5. 6 reasons to love bitter greens
A not-so-bitter pill to swallow—kale and other leafy, bitter greens like collard, endive, and dandelion are great for you and delicious (if you’re doing it right). Middle Eastern cuisine features them in quite a few delicious dishes like, “hindbeh ‘atteh”, a Lebanese salad of sautéed dandelion greens that’s lemony and wonderful (and far from bitter).
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