The function of your body is a highly tuned system and the health effects of seafood is well documented. When one function becomes dysfunctional it can have a ripple effect. The condition known as metabolic syndrome is an example of this. Metabolic resistance includes having high blood pressure, obesity, cholesterol, and insulin resistance. These conditions put you at greater risk of diabetes and heart disease.
Did you know that by including all the 5 tastes in your meal you are less likely to overeat? The 5 tastes being sweet, sour, salty, bitter and umami work together to satisfy your taste buds. Each of these tastes are recognised by different parts of your tongue and it seems the more of your taste buds which are stimulated the more satisfied you are after a meal.
You may have noticed the term ‘functional food’ written on products in your supermarket but you might not be sure exactly what this term means. Most food provides nutrients which help your body to function, such as carbohydrates for energy and protein for cell repair. Functional foods are a class beyond the basic macronutrients a food can provide. To be classified as a functional food, additional health benefits must be present.
You are not alone if your child has been diagnosed with Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It is estimated that one in twenty children have this mental health disorder. ADHD is characterised by above normal levels of hyperactivity, impulsive behaviours and difficulty focusing on a single task or remaining still for an extended period. ADHD is seen in both girls and boys but is more common in boys.