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The workings of serotonin Have you ever heard of serotonin? Well, this substance is linked to the regulation of moods. It reduces aggression, regulates the sleep cycle, and controls your body temperature, among others.

Overeating, poor memory formation, learning disorders, depression—all have been linked in recent research to the over-consumption of sugar. And these linkages point to a problem that is only beginning to be better understood: what our chronic intake of added sugar is doing to our brains.

Read more …What Eating Too Much Sugar Does to Your Brain - PsychologyToday (article link)

‎"ND stresses the need for detoxification to balance hormones. For example, when our estrogen is balanced, it is easier to fight PMS and reduce water weight. Apples contain a whopping 7mg of calcium D-glucarate, a phytochemical that plays an important role in liver detoxification and estrogen balance. "

Read more …How apples can help you lose belly fat and control your appetite - Chatelaine (article link)

(Elsevier Health Sciences) Americans may not be getting enough calcium in their diets, according to a new study published in the May 2011 issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association. This study is unique among those focusing on calcium intake in the US population because both dietary and supplemental sources were evaluated across adult age groups and compared to accompanying patterns in energy intake.

Read more …Americans still may not be getting enough calcium - EurekAlert! (article link)

The health benefits of matcha tea exceed those of green tea because when you drink matcha you ingest the whole leaf, not just the brewed water.

- Rich in Antioxidants and Chlorophyll
- Contains Catechins Only Found in Green Tea
- 1 glass of matcha is the equivalent of 10 glasses of green tea in terms of its nutritional value and antioxidant content.

The ORAC rating of matcha is 1300 units/g, compared to 105 units/g for pomegranates and 91 units/g for wild blueberries.

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