Module 11: Problems With The Modern Diet
In the past 100 years our diets have shifted dramatically. (From local farm fresh foods to pre-packaged, processed foods)
Today, 60 percent of what we consume falls in the category of processed foods, sugar consumption has skyrocketed, and we are eating the wrong fats for brain health.
As consumers we are constantly bombarded with confusing and often inaccurate information about food and how it impacts our health.
There is no one “right way to eat” – we need to be able to make more informed choices in a modern context
Many people eat a diet that is deficient in several key nutrients that our brains need to function at their best
Multivitamins and supplements can be helpful but they cannot fully replace the nutritional value of whole food. That’s why a “food first” philosophy is the best way to start feeding your mental health.
So what should you be eating? That’s what we’ll be talking about next in Module 12.