9780199393275

Your Brain on Food How Chemicals Control Your Thoughts and Feelings, Second Edition

  • ISBN 13:

    9780199393275

  • ISBN 10:

    0199393273

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 12/30/2014
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Summary

In Your Brain on Food, Dr. Gary Wenk expands his discussion of the effects of specific foods on the brain in a completely updated second edition. From investigations into the benefits and risks of supplements, to the action of gluten in the brain and marijuana's potential for pain relief, Dr. Wenk draws on the latest science to answer a range of fascinating questions such as:
-Is your aluminum cookware hurting you?
-Can tryptophan supplements improve your mood?
-How do fruits and vegetables protect us from aging?
-Why does eating chocolate make you feel so angry?
-Does our brain want us to be obese?

Never forget--everything we consume can affect how we think, feel, and act.

NEW TO THIS EDITION
-Updated second edition greatly expands discussions on the effects of specific foods on the brain
-Clarifies the role of biorhythms in how food affects the brain and behavior
-Investigates why our brain makes us crave fat, salt, and sugar

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