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We've heard that we should avoid most white foods, like flour, sugar and salt, but which white food is so nutritious you'd be a fool not to include it? Which practices triple our ability to learn? How does exercise protect against depression? All this and more, in the Five for Friday.
While we have been told that white foods are generally best avoided (foods like white flour, salt, sugar, and dairy), here's one white food that you don't want to leave out of your diet.
Recent studies show that acupuncture actually boosts energy in chronic fatigue patients. Learn more about that here.
You may have heard that physical exercise protects the brain against depression, but until now no one really new how. In a recent study, scientists have revealed that exercise causes changes in muscle tissue that allows it to more readily clear a brain-harming substance after stressful situations.
Poor fish harvests are more frequent now off the California coast, with the last 60 years showing a greater frequency of drops in the population than at any time in the past 600 years. Learn more about how scientists were able to measure fish populations so many centuries back.
It appears that yoga and meditation give brain power a significant boost: up to three times the learning capacity and twice the success rate when completing tasks!