Positive Emotions and Your Health

National Institute of Health

 

Do you tend to look on the sunny side, or do you see a future filled with dark, stormy skies? A growing body of research suggests that having a positive outlook can benefit your physical health. NIH-funded scientists are working to better understand the links between your attitude and your body. They’re finding some evidence that emotional wellness can be improved by developing certain skills.

Having a positive outlook doesn’t mean you never feel negative emotions, such as sadness or anger, says Dr. Barbara L. Fredrickson, a psychologist and expert on emotional wellness at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. “All emotions—whether positive or negative—are adaptive in the right circumstances. The key seems to be finding a balance between the two,” she says.

Complete Proteins

Complete proteins are those that contain an adequate amount of all he essential amino acids. These include all the animal based proteins and some plant based protein.

 

Safe and Healthy Cookware

The kind of foods we put into our bodies are very important. The types of cookware that we use to prepare food are also important, because if the cookware is not safe, then what is the point of preparing organically healthy foods.

According to the environmental working group (https://www.ewg.org) when heated, cookware coated with Teflon and other non-stick surfaces sends off fumes that can kill birds and make people sick. You can eliminate these type of cookware in your kitchen. If you can afford to replace these Teflon and nonstick cookware in your kitchen, please do so.