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"Picky eater" teen loses vision and hearing due to junk food diet

September 03, 2019 IQed Smart Nutrition

A teenager in the United Kingdom described as a “fussy eater” went blind and developed a hearing loss due to a strict diet of Pringles, French fries, white bread, processed ham, and sausage.

Junk Food Cravings Are Triggered By Just Thinking About Being Low Class -So Think Classy

December 29, 2016 IQ'ed Smart Nutrition

Study: Junk Food Cravings Are Triggered By Just Thinking About Being Low ClassA new study found that your junk food cravings are triggered by just thinking about being low class showing that a link between socioeconomic and poor nutrition may partly be in the mind.

Study finds plant compounds found to boost cognition

November 28, 2016 IQ'ed Smart Nutrition

Study finds plant compounds may boost brain functionIn this study, people with lower levels of the carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin had to use more brain power and relied more heavily on different parts of the brain in order to remember the word pairings they were taught. People with higher levels of the carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin found naturally through the foods in IQed , on the other hand, were able to minimize the amount of brain activity necessary to complete the task. In other words, they were more "neurally efficient."

Historically Speaking Sugar Is Primed For A Comeback

August 25, 2016 Bold Apps

"Instead of emphasizing one nutrient, we need to move to food-based recommendations. What we eat should be whole, minimally processed, nutritious food—food that is in many cases as close to its natural form as possible." ~Dariush Mozaffarian, dean of the Friedman School of Nutrition, Tufts University and adjunct associate professor of epidemiology

Smart Idea For Schools All Kids Farmer's Market

June 26, 2016 IQ'ed Smart Nutrition

Sacramento school promotes nutrition among low-income families with farmers market

  • Farmers market sends Sacramento students home with produce, health tips
  • Students at Main Avenue Elementary can ‘shop’ for free produce during recess
  • The simulation market gives each child 5 to 10 pounds of produce from the local food bank


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