Mindful Mondays – Healthy Lifestyle
To support Mental Health Awareness Month, Balchem will share mindfulness tips and nutritional insights each Monday in May. Mindful Mondays will focus on different topics each week.
Fueled by the pandemic, the discussion on mental health has become relevant to consumers around the globe. The WHO reports a 25% increase in prevalence of anxiety and depression worldwide.
Living a healthy lifestyle is important for maintaining mental health. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), physical activity helps you feel better, function, better, sleep better, and it also reduces anxiety. Nutrition plays an important role maintaining overall health and wellbeing, as well as supporting cognitive health. The essential nutrient choline is needed to regulate mood and other brain and nervous system functions. Magnesium deficiency is linked to changes in mood and personality, and short sleep duration has been linked to low dietary magnesium intake. Iron is critical for motor and cognitive development, and children and pregnant women are especially vulnerable to the consequences of iron deficiency. Despite the important roles of these nutrients, many Americans do not get enough in their diet.
Balchem has a variety of ingredients like VitaCholine®, MetaMag® magnesium bisglycinate chelate, and Ferrochel® ferrous bisglycinate chelate that help consumers get more of key nutrients such as choline, magnesium and iron in their diet to support cognitive health.
To learn more about these ingredients, contact us today!