Food may impact you more than you think

As a human being, food is essential to survival. It gives us the energy and nutrients to grow and develop, be healthy and active, to move, work, play, think and learn, and according to Food Aid, the body needs a variety of protein, carbohydrate, fat, vitamins, and minerals — from the food we eat to stay healthy and productive. According to a recent study from Harvard University, the fuel that comes from the food we eat can even have an effect on our brain and ultimately, our mood. Eva Selhub, a Clinical Associate at Benson Henry Institute for Mind-Body Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital said 95 percent of Serotonin is produced in your gastrointestinal tract. Seratonin is a neurotransmitter that is responsible for helping to regulate sleep and appetite, mediate moods, and inhibit pain. That means your digestive system doesn’t just help you digest food, but also guides your emotions.

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Grocery delivery service makes food to front door delivery a breeze

It’s becoming easier and easier to save time on grocery shopping with services such as curbside pickup and fastlane, but one company is quickly becoming one of the largest delivery services in the country. According to its website, Shipt launched in the summer of 2014 in the heart of the Magic City, Birmingham, Ala., and was founded on the mission of simplifying lives by servicing members, shoppers, and communities by offering convenience and freedom. Now, just four short years later Shipt operates in 30 major metros throughout the U.S.–more than any other grocery service. They deliver in as soon as an hour and since memberships travel with their members, they can order anywhere that Shipt is available. Theresa Loew, a Shipt shopper in the Grand Rapids, Mich., metro area said it’s the most flexible yet rewarding job she could imagine having and a win-win for shoppers and customers.

When locals speak: Top-rated restaurants in Lansing and what makes them finger-licking good

Between Google reviews, Trip Advisor, Yelp and more, it’s not hard to find out what people think about restaurants in the area, but if you ever find yourself wondering what’s good to eat in the Capitol City, a word from the locals might just help. Here, we explore four Lansing-based restaurants with 4.6 stars or higher on Google reviews to find out what makes people keep coming back for more. The restaurants include Naing Myanmar Family Restaurant, Meat BBQ, El Oasis, and Soup Spoon Cafe. See the images below to find out more about the restaurants and read what restaurant-goers had to say about them.

GMOs– What’s the deal?

Health and wellness have been trending issues for years, but one thing that has gained more and more of the spotlight lately is the issue of GMO’s. In 2016, then President Barack Obama signed a law known as the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard. This directs the United States Department of Agriculture to establish a national standard to disclose certain food products and ingredients that are “bioengineered.” So what exactly does that mean? Well, let’s start with the acronym. Amanda Littlefield, a Nutritionist at NuGrow Wellness, describes a GMO, in it’s simplest terms, as a genetically modified organism.

Gaining a digital following from food

Curious about the concept of food blogging, what it takes, and why it’s becoming so popular? Hear from two food bloggers themselves about why they started.