Improving your diet and adding the right nutritional supplement improves your mental health. It isn’t an opinion; this is a fact. As Anne Wigmore said, “the food you eat can be the safest form of medicine or the slowest form of poison.”
Processed Food, COVID-19, & the Trouble They Brew
The most significant mental health tsunami of all time arrives. Two waves primed for destruction and fatalities of the highest degree crests:
- Wave One: “More than half of the food intake in North America is now drawn from the lowest level: ultra-processed ‘food.’ In other words, more than half of what we now put into our mouths has virtually no micronutrient content. It consists of sugars, fats, and chemicals, but not minerals and vitamins.” ~ The Better Brain Overcome Anxiety, Combat Depression, and Reduce ADHD and Stress with Nutrition points, pg. 116
- Wave Two: The pre-pandemic depression rate in the US was 25 percent, but thanks to COVID-19, it’s anticipated to double to 50 percent.~ US Census Bureau Household Pulse Survey from May-June 2020
With wave one, processed foods strangle mental health, making responding to stress, decision-making, and keeping perspective nearly impossible for a consistent amount of time.
As wave one pummels your mental health to its knees, you greet wave two, already gasping for air and applying pressure to your wounds. Wave one can be avoided by choosing a life of nutritionally rich food that allows your brain to function at its best, you would’ve met wave two with a different mental state, and that makes all the difference. Quality nutrition and nutritional supplements like EMPowerplus Advanced, the most studied micronutrient formula in the world, can help you cope and respond to both of these devastating waves.
Your gut, brain, and nutrients are the three amigos that sing best in harmony. If you’re not consuming the nutrients you need daily; the other two amigos will not perform at their best. You have nothing to lose by overhauling your diet with the nutrients your brain and body need, so try it and see for yourself how phenomenal you feel. The very best hands to handle your mental health may be your very own.
Author: Evelyn Lindell
Certified Health & Wellness Coach