31. Quinoa Quinoa contains a high amount of fibre and protein. A serving of quinoa lowers glycaemic index and slows down the digestion. It makes for a healthy way to start your day. Quinoa provides fullness so that you don't munch on unhealthy foods. In this way, it may prevent the consumption of extra calories and promote weight loss. … [Read more...] about 51 Fibre-Rich Foods Which May Help Lose Weight Easily
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What’s the role of testosterone in humans? The infantile testes in humans a surge of testosterone as it does in rats. But, unlike rats, this occurs during early pregnancy – during the end of the first trimester and the beginning of the second (that is, 10-20 weeks). This is a time when the brain is developing, so it can easily be influenced by hormones such as testosterone. Of course, we have no way of interfering with this in humans, as we can in rats. But there are other ways of trying to understand whether testosterone plays a major role in human development. … [Read more...] about Sex Differences in the Brain: Do They Exist or Matter?
5. Contemplate Nature. If you’re stumped for a solution at work, stressed out or overwhelmed with pandemic worries, spending time with Mother Nature gives you a creativity surge or ah-ha moments for a workable problem. Be mindful of the breeze, notice the colors and smells of leaves and flowers, pay attention to the sounds of insects in the bushes, rushing water or warbling birds. Look up at the clouds, watch the grass grow or admire a sunset. A minimum of two hours a week in nature (such as parks, woodlands, mountains or beaches) promotes physical and mental health and well-being and gives you a bigger perspective of your life circumstances. Spending time in greener areas is linked to lower incidences of heart disease, obesity, diabetes, asthma, mental distress and mortality rates. The decades-old Japanese practice of forest bathing or shinrin-yoku (which means “taking in the forest”) is believed to provide stress reduction, relaxation and deeper insights into life. … [Read more...] about The Pandemic Changes Your Brain Even If You Don’t Have It
Typically, if a male mouse with healthy amounts of aromatase its brain was left alone with a female mouse in a laboratory habitat, it would "chase after her and try to have sex," the authors observed. However, after knocking out brain-specific aromatase, a male mouse's sex drive and sexual activity with female mice diminished significantly. "The male mice are not that interested," Bulun noted. … [Read more...] about Mens’ Sex Drive May Rise and Fall Due to One Brain Enzyme
Place chickpeas in a saucepan over medium heat. Add water and the seasoning (paprika and cumin). Cook and stir until thoroughly heated, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from heat and mash mixture to crush chickpeas. Add the chopped cilantro, lemon juice and mix well. Add a pinch of salt and pepper powder. Divide chickpea filling evenly among taco shells. Then, add the pumpkin and tomato and top with cilantro before biting into your healthy taco. Note: You can add any meat of your choosing. … [Read more...] about Taco Tuesday: 16 Fun Toppings And Recipes To Make Your Tacos Healthy And Tasty!