Tag Archives: Brain food

Junk food and the brain: How modern diets lacking in micronutrients may contribute to angry rhetoric

Research reveals links between the irritability, explosive rage and unstable moods that have grown more common in recent years, and a lack of micronutrients that are important for brain function. (Shutterstock) Bonnie Kaplan, University of Calgary and Julia J Rucklidge, University of Canterbury Emotional, non-rational, even explosive remarks in public discourse have escalated in recent years. Politicians endure insults during …

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When you eat matters: How your eating rhythms impact your mental health

When the main circadian clock in the brain is out of sync with eating rhythms, it impacts the brain’s ability to function fully. (Shutterstock) Elena Koning, Queen’s University, Ontario and Elisa Brietzke, Queen’s University, Ontario Eating is an essential part of human life and it turns out that not only what we eat but when we eat can impact our …

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