Sleep May Clean Our Brains of Toxic “Gunk”

Inadequate sleep has been linked to weight gain and increased stress. And too little shuteye can leave us feeling distracted. But now, research is suggesting that sleep is also essential to “clean brains” – it can help scrub our brains of “gunk” that could cause neurological disorders. Scientists at the University of Rochester Medical Center … Continue reading Sleep May Clean Our Brains of Toxic “Gunk”

Finally, a Justification for Craving Sugar

Sweet lovers may finally have a scapegoat for their cravings. According to several research studies, a craving for sweet treats can be explained physiologically. Studies have suggested that cravings for carb-rich foods come from a need to affect one’s neurotransmitters, especially in obese individuals or those with eating disorders. Certain meals may also create a … Continue reading Finally, a Justification for Craving Sugar