Toxic Ingredients in your Snacks

Toxic Ingredients in your Snacks

If your snack contains one of these 3 ingredients… Get Mindright!

Taking care of your mind and body begins with what you put in your body. And believe us, we get it. Most people don’t want to be stuck eating only green salads, protein bars, or trail mix that lack flavor. The key to mindful eating is consuming a diverse array of foods made with real, all-natural ingredients.

Here are 3 ingredients that you should be scanning ingredients labels for. Our mantra is if you see it, stay away from it!

#1: High-Fructose Corn Syrup

High-Fructose Corn Syrup is a corn-based sweetener that has become all too common in processed foods. In addition to being correlated with unhealthy weight gain and diabetes, it can also trigger inflammation. Consuming large amounts of this ingredient can also affect your mind, contributing to feelings of lethargy and restlessness. 

#2: Trans Fat 

Often found in processed foods, Trans Fats are an unsaturated fat. High levels of this fat have been linked to inflammation, diabetes, and even a higher risk of heart disease. This is one of the easiest ingredients to swap out of your diet as plenty of affordable healthy alternatives are available.

#3: Sodium Benzoate

Often added to acidic foods and carbonated beverages, Sodium Benzoate has been associated with higher levels of hyperactivity and in specific situations, cancer. When looking at ingredient labels, check for the presence and amount of this additive.

Solution Strategies: Be intentional about learning what ingredients are indicative of healthy and harmful eating. Stock your pantry with convenient snack options made with ingredients that support not only your physical, but also your mental health. 

And we hate to say it but there’s nothing better to start with than Mindright’s Variety Pack of Bars. Made with high quality, all-natural ingredients and nootropics like Ashwagandha, these snacks are sure to keep your mind alert, stomach full, and heart happy. Happy snacking!