4 foods to avoid if you have stress or depression

A British study published in the Central European Journal of Public Health showed a connection between diet and mental health among university students.

Researchers had over 3,700 students at 7 universities in England, Northern Ireland, and Wales self administer questionnaires, including a 12-item food frequency questionnaire, Cohen’s Perceived Stress Scale, and modified Beck Depression Inventory.

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What if nutrition could treat mental illness?

Mental health researcher Dr Julia Rucklidge will be speaking at the central branch of the Calgary Public Library on 12 July 2017 on the role of nutrition in mental health.

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Fruits and vegetables may reduce depression risk

Last year, Chinese researchers published a study in the academic journal Nutrition that showed a connection between fruit and vegetable consumption and depression risk.

The researchers analyzed 18 studies involving a combined 446,551 participants: 10 studies looked at fruit intake, and the other 8 looked at vegetable intake.

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5 easy ways to keep hydrated this summer

Water—you can’t live without it.

Practically every bodily function—cleansing, healing, building, and life-giving—depends on water. Water is critical to digestion, nutrient absorption, nutrient transport, and toxin removal. If you want to get the most out of your EMPowerplus consumption, drinking enough water may be a great place to start.

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4 habits children should avoid to improve mental health

Last year, Indian researchers published a study in the Journal of Medical Science and Clinical Research that outlines several lifestyle habits that can play a role in child mental health.

The researchers searched through research published between January 2000 and January 2014, specifically looking at studies focusing on diet and mental health.

What they discovered is that the research shows 4 lifestyle habits associated with poor mental health in children:

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For best results, keep Truehope products cool during hot weather

With temperatures rising throughout the United States and Canada this summer, we remind our participants that Truehope products must be stored in cool, dry places.

To protect the integrity of the products, don’t store them in hot vehicles. When transporting them, try to use coolers and shade to cut down on heat exposure.

If you recently ordered new product and expect to be away when it arrives, leave instructions for the delivery company to not leave the package in sunlight or redirect to a neighbour,

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Research shows what we eat may affect how we feel

Korean researchers recently published a study in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition showing a link between what we eat and our emotional state.

The researchers studied the nutritional habits and emotional states of over 200 school children. They collected nutritional data from food questionnaires and dietary checklists, Emotional state data had been gathered through depression and anxiety questionnaires, electroencephalograph, and heart rate measurements.

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8 mental health areas where EMPowerplus has been studied

If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you probably noticed that we like to talk about our research. The Truehope EMPowerplus formula is the most researched micronutrient formula in the world. It has been the subject of over 30 academic studies undertaken by nearly 50 independent researchers at 15 universities around the world.

We have never funded even a single study. We believe this arms-length, hands-off approach better reduces the risk of influence that we could have on the results.

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Cool off this summer with these tasty EMPowerplus smoothies

A few years ago, we held a contest for the best recipes using our EMPowerplus powders. We picked 2 recipes that we found the tastiest. Here they are for your enjoyment:

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Cutting out junk food may improve mental health in these 4 areas

Here at Truehope, we’ve been saying for over 20 years that nutrition and mental health are tightly linked, and improving nutrition can improve mental health.

Related to that is the idea that poor nutrition can lead to poor mental health.

Several peer-reviewed studies have shown that consuming high amounts of junk food can negatively affect our mental health. Here are 3 studies showing how junk food affects mental health in 4 areas: depression, stress, ADHD and general mental health.

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