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Mental Health Month: Aluminum and Alzheimer's

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For the final Mental Health Month post, I tackle aluminum...
Does eating products in aluminum cans cause dementia?
Maybe. 
There are studies that suggest people with Alzheimer’s dementia have higher amounts of aluminum in their brain cells and in the blood vessels near the brain.
However, this aluminum may not come have come from canned foods and drinks….

Mental Health Month: Chocolate on the Brain

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This month is Mental Health Month and I’m answering questions about foods’ effect on mental health.
One common question I get, especially from women, is, “Does chocolate actually help me feel better?”
Yes!
Researchers as IMDEA Food Institute in Spain and the University of Padova in Italy reviewed 17 studies in humans and determined that the polyphenols in chocolate, tea, and coffee help protect the brain from depression and anxiety.

Mental Health Month: Aspartame, Mood, and Moderation

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May is Mental Health Month and I’ve been getting questions about food’s effect on mental health, especially junk food. 
One common question is, “Do diet drinks affect the brain and cause depression?”
Yes. 
In particular, the artificial sweetener aspartame, found in diet soda, is often blamed.
Aspartame has been studied

Vegan Gnocchi: When Carbs + More Carbs = Dinner

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