Happiness and Health in 2011
If in 2011 you want to be more creative, then, be happy
According to a study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Being happy, free your mind and increases our ability to think creatively. However, being always “good” or happy may also make us more distracted.
According to the study’s author, a professor of psychology University of Toronto, Being happy increases the visual field. So during the study, happy people were able to solve problems creatively,
although not as good at visual tasks, given the distraction. During the study, happy people were able to creatively solve problems.
Experts say that the amygdala is one of the biggest makers of creativity. This body is activated when we are afraid and turn off the part of the brain that makes us creative, so when we are happy, it soothes and clears creativity. So this year 2011 begins with a smile and a positive attitude towards life. You will see how many things can create!
Vitamin B for Brilliant minds
Folic acid, one of the best-known B vitamins, has many benefits. These include helping your body use the proteins and to synthesize new ones when needed, to help prevent neural tube defects in newborns, red blood cells, DNA synthesis, and support the growth of tissues. And now it seems a new one adds to your great qualities.
According to a recent study by Dutch scientists, folic acid also helps in the processing of information by the brain and also with memory (functions that decline with age.) Therefore, they recommend a daily dose of folic acid for older adults in order to improve the functions of the mind.
Sources of vitamin B are beans and legumes, citrus fruits and juices, wheat bran and other whole grains, green leafy vegetables, poultry, pork, seafood and liver.