Pine Nuts – New Diet Secret

Pine nuts make you feel full. The secret ingredient is picolinic acid which acts on hormones that signal the brain to stop eating. Satiety is a greatly sought after quality in the diet industry, which is why pine nuts are included in many diet products. And for every gram of saturated fat, they contain over […]

Green Pesto Pasta

Ingredients for Pasta: 2 cups pasta of choice 1 tablespoon olive oil, plus small knob of butter ½ cup mushrooms, sliced 1 tablespoon pinenuts 1 eschalot 1 bunch asparagus, cut into slices (discarding tough ends) 1 cup broccoli flowerets 1/2 cup snow peas (mangetout), sliced Ingredients for Pesto Sauce: 2 cups fresh basil leaves 2 […]

Feeling Good on a Mediterranean Diet

Chances are a Mediterranean diet will make you feel better, in mind as well as in body.  This diet which includes whole grains and dark green vegetables is high in B vitamins and folate which enhance production of the feel-good hormone, serotonin.  Omega-3 fatty acids associated with higher fish consumption improve the delivery of serotonin […]