Enjoyed in moderation, dark chocolate can fit into a mood-boosting, healthy diet. Recent studies have shown that dark chocolate lifts mood by increasing serotonin in the brain and helping your immune system, Gazzaniga-Moloo says. Serotonin, a chemical, has been shown to boost mood. A recent study suggests that people tend reach for chocolate when they’re […]
The artificial sweeteners in diet soda and other zero-calorie beverages may be hurting your metabolism. While they may satisfy that sweet tooth, the fake sugar in diet soda is just making your body believe it is getting real food. This then confuses the body, which doesn’t know how to respond.