Eating On Purpose: Creating Recipes from the Scientific Effects of Food on the Mind and Body




Reiter, Karissa

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The industrial revolution introduced significant advances in the healthcare system, extending average life expectancy through the elimination or control of acute diseases. However, our food system was industrialized as well, replacing fresh foods with processed food products and omega-3 with omega-6 fatty acids in the diet, aggravating chronic disease. As interest the relationship between nutrition and health has risen among scientific study and in the public, the benefits of eating particular foods has become a hot topic in the media. However, media claims tend to be suggestive and lacking in hard evidence, so my project became an investigation of these suggestions for efficacy in peer-reviewed journal articles. I then compiled the scientific evidence for the effects of food on the mind and body and created purposeful recipes for the conscious eater.



neurosciences, recipes, nutrition, Honors College


Reiter, K. M. (2011). Eating on purpose: Creating recipes from the scientific effects of food on the mind and body (Unpublished thesis). Texas State University-San Marcos, San Marcos, Texas.


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