FOOD BITES: JULY 2018

Magnesium Treats Depression

As little as 248 mg of magnesium per day leads to an astounding reversal of depression syndrome, according to research conducted at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont and published in the journal PLoS One in June 2017.

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FOOD BITES: AUGUST 2018

Source of Yuma E. Coli Romaine Found

Federal officials first announced on April 13 an E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce grown and produced in the Yuma, Ariz., area. Federal investigators found the source of the outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 on July 28: canal water.

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FOOD BITES: NOVEMBER 2018

Lab-Grown Meat Gaining Traction

More and more meat is being grown in labs from cultured cells. Several start-ups, such as Mosa Meat, Memphis Meats, SuperMeat and Finless Foods, are developing lab-grown beef, pork, poultry and seafood. This burgeoning niche industry is attracting millions in funding; Memphis Meats gobbled

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FOOD BITES: FEBRUARY 2021

Does Food Affect Your Mood?


The busy brain requires a constant supply of fuel. What you choose to eat definitely has an effect on your mental health. An emerging science called nutritional psychiatry is examining the correlations between what we eat, how we feel and even how we behave.


Think of your brain as a luxury car. You want to put into it only the best fuel to keep it running well. This means eating foods with plenty of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Processed foods and foods with refined sugars are equivalent to low-quality fuel. Studies have found a correlation between a diet high in refined sugars and impaired brain function. This type of food fuel can even worsen mood disorders such as depression. Studies of traditional diets such as the Mediterranean diet, which is high in fruits, vegetables, unprocessed grains and fish, have shown these types of regimens actually lower the risk of depression. Pay attention to how eating different food makes you feel. Try cutting out processed foods and sugar. You may be surprised to find you feel better both physically and mentally.


Menopausal Women, Depression and Fiber Intake


An increased daily intake of fiber is associated with depression among premenopausal women, according to a study published online in

Menopause. Researchers compared dietary fiber intake and depression levels with menopause status for 5,807 participants aged 19 or older from the Korea National Health and Nutritional Examination Survey data. An increase of 1 gram of fiber per 1,000 calories resulted in a 5-percent decrease in prevalence of depression among premenopausal women, but not postmenopausal women. Increased fiber intake benefits gut microbiota that promotes brain health and protects against depression. The average American currently consumes about 16 grams of fiber each day.


The Most Expensive Cuppa in the World


The world’s most expensive tea is Da Hong Pao, a special type of partially oxidized rock tea. With a value of over $1.2 million per kilogram, these tea leaves come from three bushes in the Wuyi mountains in China’s Fujian province. Da Hong Pao means Big Red Robe.


ANGELA S. HOOVER




Angela is a staff writer for Health & Wellness magazine.