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Posted on September 19th, 2014 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Quinoa Avocado Salad

Once maligned for their fat content, avocados are now considered a superfood, great at helping reduce your risk for cardiovascular disease. Research shows that eating one avocado a day has a dramatic effect on blood lipids—without causing weight gain. The fat in an avocado is largely monounsaturated and contains a group of phytosterols that reduce […]

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Posted on November 30th, 2012 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Food and Mood

Did you know that your brain is a reflection of the nutrients it receives from
 the biochemical information (food) you feed it? Your brain needs nourishment and whether you are upbeat or feeling blue is strongly influenced by how your “second brain” (your digestive tract) digests and absorbs the “information” you are eating. Thus, your mood is a mirror not only of what you eat but also how you digest!

Here are five quick nutrition tips to boost your mood and lift your spirit:

1. Nourish your “mood-cell membranes” with healthy fats such as avocado, wild fatty fish (sardines, wild salmon, or black cod), nuts, seeds, olives, coconut, and smart oils like extra-virgin olive oil.

2. “B-happy” by including whole foods such as beans, dark, leafy green vegetables, and whole grains rich in B-vitamins in your diet.

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