By now the benefits of oily fish seem to have been sufficiently grasped; a recent statistic suggests that around 30% of Australian’s over-50s regularly pop a fishy pill for general health purposes. But there’s a new kid on the supplement block, with krill oil claiming superiority over its rivalling predecessor. What’s the difference? Krill oil, much like fish oil, is a rich source of Omega 3 fatty acids. These are […]
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If you’re at uni…. Exams are fast approaching. If you’re at the strange Uni I’m at…. Exams are next week. The brain consumes 20% of the energy we take in through food. But far more than just supplying us with energy – and enjoyment – the food we eat has the ability to influence essential cognitive processes. This theory was tested in a UK prison, in which a double-blind, placebo […]
It’s not uncommon to crave particular foods when a certain mood strikes. Whether it’s a coffee on waking or a 3pm chocolate hankering, most of us experience food cravings at one time or another. While there’s little evidence to account for any deeper meaning for these cravings – other than perhaps a drop in blood sugars – can the foods we choose to eat actually impact our emotions?