Nourishing the Zen Factor
Cognitive Function: Ties to Stress, Sleep, Memory, Focus, Depression, and Energy Concerns and Which Foods Can Benefit Them
Tuesday, July 19, 1:15–2:45 p.m.
Because of dietary guidelines and foods that target body issues, consumers are more informed about nutrition, health, and digestive issues in the body. However, they are lacking in knowledge on how to nourish their brains for calm and cognition. At a time when people are cramming more into their day than their schedules can accommodate, this information is critical.
New research reveals that certain foods and nutrients can relieve stress, depression, insomnia, and other cognitive stressors. During this session the speakers will reveal which foods and nutrients aid in alleviating issues that impede peace of mind and interpret data that identify age-specific concerns. Suzy Badaracco will discuss the patterns of cognitive function trends and research findings that explain why these trends exist. Maeve Webster will present marketing and product development strategies that rely on quantitative research on cognitive trends.