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Shirley Meerson  On “The Importance of Choosing Foods for Stress Reduction”

July 9th, 2021

By Shirley Meerson, CHWC ~ NABBW’s Ageless Wellness Lifestyle Associate Stress levels these days have increased dramatically…unfortunately. Have you noticed that during the times of intense stress your willpower flies out the window?  And then you eat to comfort yourself. Most of us know that we are doing it but prefer to take the instant dopamine rush of wrongful eating. Hey, splurging is OK by me, but put on the brakes if you know it is a habit. Evidence shows that diets high in processed foods can increase anxiety. And then picking the wrong foods to eat will add to increasing... Read More

The Sweet Truth about Dark Chocolate

May 10th, 2011

The Sweet Truth about Dark Chocolate By Jan Cullinane NABBW’s Expert on The New Retirement What’s been around for 2,000 years, is nicknamed “the food of the gods,” and helps our aging mind and bodies stave off some of the consequences of growing older?  Dark chocolate. Let’s look at some of the research: Older adults (between 70 and 74) who ate chocolate performed better on cognitive tests that those who do not eat chocolate. (Journal of Nutrition). A small piece of dark chocolate/day (about 30 calories) can lower both systolic and diastolic blood pressure by several points. Participants... Read More