Food & Nutrition

9 Foods That Calm Anxiety (and 3 That Make It Worse)

Load up on antioxidants photka/Shutterstock Here’s another reason antioxidants are superfoods: They can help quell anxious moods. “Antioxidants protect the brain against oxidative stress [free radicals],” Brunetti says. “Oxidative stress leads to inflammation, which can impair neurotransmitter production.” Research by the State University of New York found that anxious symptoms are linked with a lower […]

Food & Nutrition

Is Eating a Ton of Ice Cream in One Sitting Worse for You Than Eating a Little Every Night?

Wondering how your sweets stack up? Health's contributing medical editor weighs in. Wondering what’s worse, eating a whole pint of ice cream at once or a little bit each night? Unfortunately, the answer isn’t clear-cut. Some research suggests that every-so-often binges can increase your metabolism slightly so that you may gain less weight than if you […]