You are what you eat of course, but do you know exactly how food affects the brain? This revealing Ted-Ed video sets out just how different foods, even in small amounts can have a massive affect on mood maintenance and cognitive function.
Did you know that the dry mass of the brain is largely made up of lipids (fat)? This is why fatty acids like omegas 3 and 6 from nuts, seeds and oily fish are considered brain boosting foods and so important for preventing cognitive degeneration.
Or that proteins and amino acidsaffect the way we feel and behave, with the latter providing the pre-cursors to neurotransmitters, the chemical messengers that can determine everything from mood and quality of sleep, to appetite. This is why, the video suggests, you may feel calm after a large bowl of pasta, or more alert after a protein-rich meal.
Medovik or Russian honey cake is a multilayer cake made with a whipped sour cream frosting. This classic Russian cake with notes of honey and caramel is so tender it just melts in your mouth. Surprise your friends with this famous Soviet Union dessert. Try our recipe at home
Journalist Lisa Ling highlights the stories and experiences of Asian American families in the US through the lens of food in a new six-part docu-series on the streaming channel HBO Max. Watch the trailer.
Geranium's Rasmus Kofoed has decided to stop serving meat at the restaurant currently ranked number two on the World's 50 Best Restaurants list. But the Danish chef isn't yet willing to go purely plant-based.