From How to Rewire Your Brain to End Food Cravings, to a new lease of life for the “Tree of Life,” here is today’s harvest from the greenest and healthiest of the web:
How to Rewire Your Brain to End Food Cravings
Dr. Hyman: “I’m a food addict. We all are. Our brains are biologically driven to seek and devour high-calorie, fatty foods. The difference is that I have learned how to control those primitive parts of my brain. Anyone can do this if they know how.”
Solutions for Micronutrient Deficiency
The problem of hidden hunger – micronutrient deficiency – affects far more people than hunger. It can be difficult to count those affected, but it’s estimated that people with micronutrient deficiencies number in the billions.
Smarter Food: Does big farming mean bad farming?
In high summer, fields of wildflowers bloom at Tony Thompson’s Minnesota farm: gray-headed coneflowers, phlox and white prairie clover. Those plants are designed to do more than just beautify. They prevent water runoff and block nutrients, such as nitrogen and phosphorus, from spilling into and polluting the Mississippi River.
Nutrition's Top Seed
One problem with a typical western diet is that it tends to be high in omega-6 fats - but not enough omega-3 fats from foods like oily fish, walnuts and flax seed. Hemp seed is an excellent source of omega-3 fats that’s very easy to add to the diet – and it’s also a sustainable plant source at a time when there are concerns about over-fishing.
New lease of life for the “Tree of Life”
Coconut, planted in swathes across many Pacific islands, is known across the region as the 'tree of life' because of its multitude of uses and traditional importance in people's lives.
Healthy Recipe Bonus: MacIntosh (the real) Apple Pie
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