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May 8, 2012 · Leave a Comment

imageMay’s ingredient is: beets!

Beets are an excellent addition to your diet if you wish to become healthier.. Though their reputation may deem them undesirable, beets have numerous physical and emotional benefits.

These root vegetables are an excellent source of folate, a B-vitamin that has been linked to depression. A study conducted at Harvard showed that 38% of women who are depressed are deficient in folate. More →

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Green Beans

April 3, 2012 · Leave a Comment

imageApril’s ingredient is: green beans!

Green beans, also known as French beans or squeaky beans are a colorful and healthy addition to your diet. Though fresh green beans are available all year round, their peak season tends to fall between May and October and the frozen variety provides nutrients any time of year.

Primarily, green beans are known for being high in antioxidants. More →

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Bell Pepper

March 6, 2012 · Leave a Comment

March’s ingredient is: bell pepper!

imageDiscovered by Columbus in the West Indies, bell peppers or capsicum are a very tasty and nutritious ingredient for snacks and main meals. They are available year round and grow in multiple countries around the world, making them an easy go-to for a healthy addition to your diet.

Bell peppers contain almost double the daily value of Vitamin C. More →

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December 6, 2011 · Leave a Comment

zucchiniDecember’s food of the month is: zucchini!

Zucchini, also known as courgettes, represents one of the numerous vegetables in the squash family that has a variety of mental health benefits. It can be eaten raw or cooked and is an excellent addition to a healthy diet.

Recognized by its green color, zucchini is rich in magnesium, a mineral essential to prevent mental and emotional problems. More →

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November 1, 2011 · Leave a Comment

clip_image002We all know an apple a day can keep the doctor away. But did you know it can also keep a neurologist, neuropsychologist and a therapist away as well? A good source of fiber and Vitamin C, apples have been found to be an excellent food for brain health. More →

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October 4, 2011 · Leave a Comment

imageOctober’s food of the month is: pumpkin!

October is the month for Halloween and the one fruit that is on everyone’s mind this month is the pumpkin. While it is fun to carve and decorate, did you know that it is very good for your mental health?

Pumpkins are very high in beta-carotene, an anti-oxidant that converts into Vitamin A when digested. Beta-carotene is necessary to keep a sharp memory especially as we age. It has been shown recently to protect against the decline of specific thought processes that tend to precede Alzheimer’s disease. More →

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September 6, 2011 · 1 Comment

September’s food of the month is: cinnamon!

imageDerived from the Greek word meaning “sweet wood”, cinnamon is one of the most commonly used ingredients in South Asian cooking. From curries and biryani to desserts or sprinkling a little in your morning tea, its fragrance lures family members to the table to share in the flavorful meals known to South Asia. More →

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June 7, 2011 · Leave a Comment

salmonJune’s food of the month is: salmon!

When we think about the nutritional elements of salmon, the first thing most people think of is omega 3 fatty acids. While salmon is an excellent source of this essential fatty acid, we often look over the numerous other minerals and vitamins that are in high quantities in this healthy fish. All of these minerals, vitamins and essential fatty acids have very strong protective factors against many mental health symptoms, making salmon one of the healthiest foods you could eat. More →

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South Asian Seniors: Factors for Developing Depression

May 25, 2011 · 1 Comment

grandmotherAging is a difficult process no matter what culture you identify with. Slowly losing your independence as well as your physical health can take a toll on a person both mentally and physically. Aging in a place different from your country of origin can make the process even more challenging for the elder as well as for his/her family.

With many South Asians having immigrated to countries such as the UK, Canada and the US, as their parents age sometimes the only option is to bring them to live abroad with the children. More →

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How to Improve Your Memory at Any Age

May 20, 2011 · 1 Comment

memory lossRajiv was at a family event spending time with his visiting relatives.

“Rajiv, what was the name of that drink that you recommended to Manu Chacha a few months back?” asked his father. Rajiv couldn’t remember. He recalled having that conversation with his uncle but the name of the drink slipped his mind. “Let me think about it and I’ll get back to you.” More →

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