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Tuesday, 17 January 2012

‘MoodFood’: Happiness through food? (via Open Senses)

Foods and beverages have a major influence in our health and wellbeing. Historically they have been considered as medicines and many cultures have diverse beliefs regarding the beneficial effects of foods and beverages. Moreover, there are also traditional and religious aspects to be considered before taking a food or drink. Nowadays consumers know that a correct diet has to be varied and to provide all nutrients in a sufficient amount but not too much, to stay healthy and to prevent illness.

Interestingly, today, an innovative viewpoint is that foods and beverages, on top of being safe and healthy, they can also help to improve our mood.

Check here, a very interesting scientific approach to the issue: HappyFood

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