#8: How Food Affects Your Mood

About 15 million Americans suffer depression each year, and antidepressants are the most commonly prescribed medications. Clearly it’s an issue that touches so many people. But as an all-natural-kind of gal, I love to see research linking diet with depression. The general idea comes as no surprise, since most of us have learned in experiments with our own bodies that gobs of junk food usually means brain fog, moodiness and general discomfort. The Standard

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Super-Size Your Wallet + Smoothie Recipe

What’s crazy about buying two pounds of organic strawberries for five bucks? Okay, obviously, the price. But what’s crazy would be to buy the strawberries when bushels of them are oozing out of our garden beds. Then why on earth did I buy any more berries? For one, these are premium, seasonal berries that are in their prime. Second, the cost is dirt cheap, compared to what I would pay for berries out of season. Even when buying frozen, these are still dirt cheap.

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