Tag: Food Science

Gut Health and Its Connection to Mental Health

Gut Health and Its Connection to Mental Health

When you consider all of the ways emotions can manifest into physical feelings, the idea that gut health could be the cause of certain emotions may make a bit more sense. It’s common to feel excitement in the form of “stomach butterflies” or anxiety as a “gut-wrenching.” The reason for this lies in the very intimate relationship that exists between our brains and intestines, which is why many recent studies have begun to link the importance of good gut health in aiding mental health.

How to Prevent and Reduce Bloating

How to Prevent and Reduce Bloating

Chances are, you’ve probably experienced the discomfort of being bloated. Not only can bloating make you feel self-conscious, more importantly it can be extremely painful for some people. Taking to the internet in search of solutions can sometimes feel overwhelming, as many fibrous foods recommended for debloating often cause bloating. The key is balance and learning what works for you and your body.

Is Cheese Truly Better in France?

Is Cheese Truly Better in France?

The French are well known for their love of cheese, and sometimes even their pretension about it; however, there is science behind why some may prefer European cheese over what you can buy in America, and it starts with the milk. Raw cheese is made from raw milk, which is used straight from the animal without the additional process of removing bacteria known as pasteurization. In America, this kind of cheese is not allowed, even if it is imported from across the Atlantic. Pasteurization is the process of heating a liquid, in this case milk, to a temperature that is sure to kill any harmful bacteria; however, there is good bacteria, which adds both taste and health benefits to the cheese, that is also removed during this process.

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