June 2017 Newsletter
4 food tips for better mental health
The food you eat has a big impact on your mood, anxiety levels, and how well you are able to cope with stress. Here are 4 diet changes you can make to reduce stress and have a more positive outlook. 1. Reduce sugar and processed foods. 2. Eat more Omega-3 fats, including foods high in Omega-3 fats including salmon, mackerel, grass-fed meats, seeds and leafy vegetables. 3. Eat more foods with tryptophan (like pork, chicken, seeds and walnuts), which your body converts into serotonin, your feel-good neurotransmitter. 4. Eat more vegetables to feed your microbiotic gut bugs.
Nutrition for a Better Life, customized nutrition going mainstream
Big food companies are in trouble and they know it. Millennials in particular are driving demand for more natural, local and convenient food option. Big food companies are great on convenient, but the industrial food production make natural and local a real challenge. In his new book, Nutrition for a Better Life, Peter Braback-Letmathe former CEO and now Chairman of Nestle, explains how the food giant is changing for the future.
The 5 worst natural and artificial sweeteners you should avoid, and a few you may want to try
Topping the list of sweeteners you should avoid…Sugar. Long known to be linked to diabetes, heart and liver disease, some types of naturally occurring sugars, like fructose have actually been found to feed cancer cell growth. Unfortunately, a number of the sugar substitutes used in foods today are equally troubling with awful side effects. Others to stay away from include, Aspartame, Sucrose, Agave Nectar, and High-Fructose Corn Syrup. Some organic sweeteners that you may want to try include, Organic Stevia, Sugar Alcohols, Raw Local Honey, Real Maple Syrup, and Blackstrap Molasses.