Eating Well

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How the food you eat affects your brain (Ted-Ed)

When it comes to what you bite, chew and swallow, your choices have a direct and long-lasting effect on the most powerful organ in your body: your brain. So which foods cause you to feel so tired after lunch? Or so restless at night? Mia Nacamulli takes you into the brain to find out.

(Lesson by Mia Nacamulli, animation by Private Island)

How sugar affects your brain (Ted-Ed)

When you eat something loaded with sugar, your taste buds, your gut and your brain all take notice. This activation of your reward system is not unlike how bodies process addictive substances such as alcohol or nicotine, an overload of sugar spikes dopamine levels and leaves you craving more. Nicole Avena explains why sweets and treats should be enjoyed in moderation.

(Lesson by Nicole Avena, animation by STK Films.)

What would happen if you didn’t drink water (Ted-Ed)

Water is essentially everywhere in our world, and the average human is composed of between 55 and 60% water. So what role does water play in our bodies, and how much do we actually need to drink to stay healthy? Mia Nacamulli details the health benefits of hydration. Lesson by Mia Nacamulli, animation by Chris Bishop.

A healthy diet & a healthy weight

Alcohol and stress

Caffeine fact sheet