5 Key Health and Nutrition Trends for 2023

As we all want to age well in order to thrive and enjoy all of life’s experiences , I am excited to share some of the following nutrition and research trends and topics for 2023. Overall, nutrition plays a critical role in optimizing longevity by reducing the risk of chronic diseases, maintaining a healthy weight, supporting immune function, promoting brain health, and reducing inflammation. A balanced and nutrient-rich diet, combined with a healthy lifestyle, can help promote a long and healthy life.

Top 5 Nutrition Trends

  1. Plant-based diets – There has been a growing trend towards plant-based diets in recent years, and this is expected to continue in 2023. Plant-based diets are rich in antioxidants, fiber, and other nutrients that have been linked to better brain health and a reduced risk of chronic diseases.
  2. Gut health – The connection between gut health and brain health is becoming increasingly clear, and there is likely to be a greater focus on gut-friendly foods in 2023. Foods such as probiotics, fermented foods, and prebiotic-rich foods can help to support a healthy gut microbiome and improve brain function.
  3. Mushrooms: Mushrooms have become increasingly popular due to many health benefits such as improved immune function, lowering blood pressure and cancer related isues. Psychedelic mushrooms, also known as “magic mushrooms,” have gained popularity for their potential therapeutic benefits in treating depression, anxiety, and PTSD.
  4. Omega-3 fatty acids – Omega-3 fatty acids are essential for brain health and have been linked to a reduced risk of cognitive decline and dementia. Foods that are high in omega-3s, such as fatty fish, chia seeds, and walnuts contain many health benefits.
  5. Superfoods – Superfoods such as blueberries, turmeric, salmon, collard greens, avocado and green tea are packed with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals and have exceptional nutritional value (nutrient density)

*It is important to note that each individual needs may vary and a personalized nutritional approach is recommended as always. Contact Marsha for a nutritional consultation today.

Marsha Fenwick, C.N.P.  R.R.T.

Marsha is not your typical nutritionist. She began her career 20 years ago as a Registered Respiratory Therapist. Later, she earned her certifications as a Registered Nutritional Consultant Practitioner, Certified Nutritional Practitioner, and Registered Orthomolecular Health Practitioner. Marsha is also a Certified Cancer Coach. Her clinical practice specializes in: sustainable healthy weight loss, digestive health, women's hormones, diabetes, heart health, and cancer prevention and recovery. For more information and to book a FREE 15 minute consultation go to www.marshafenwicknutrition.com

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