Consumer interest in foods’ mental health benefits growing

CHICAGO — Consumers have become increasingly focused on the role food plays in their mental and physical health, according to new research from The NPD Group.

The market research firm said consumers initially grew to care more about their overall health and wellness as a result of the pandemic, with food’s effect on health garnering more attention as the trend has continued. Now, consumers rank food and beverage choices just behind physical exercise as the main contributing factor to their health.

The emphasis on health and wellness may also be seen in the meal kits market where consumers now rank health as a more important purchasing factor than convenience.

Sally Lyons Wyatt, executive vice president and practice leader for client insights at IRI, suggests some of the focus on food may come from financial concerns.

“Consumers are continuing to look for ways to assist them on their wellness journey so they can minimize getting sick,” Ms. Lyons Wyatt said. “Part of that is all the macroeconomic things going on. All of our pocketbooks are strained, so if we can stay well, we can avoid having to go to the doctor and having another bill to pay.”

Similar findings come from Deloitte, which found nearly 75% of consumers believe the right food can be the “best medicine” and provide energy, weight management and disease prevention benefits.

Consumer interest in the food and wellness relationship has also broadened into seeking products that can improve their mental health.

Startups like Mindright have emerged into this space in the functional foods market, offering a line of snack bars aimed at stress reduction and mood improvement. Like others in the space, Mindright utilizes ingredients like androgens and nootropics, believed to regulate stress and improve cognitive function, to create foods that can supplement long-term mental health care.

“Consumers are actively creating their own dietary and mental health programs,” said Darren Seifer, food and beverage analyst at NPD. “Through self-education and easily available products, they are choosing the best aspects of diets and lifestyles that work for them. Food brands can play a role in helping consumers with their wellness goals by innovating and finding new ways for consumers to make better food choices that fill gaps in mental and physical health needs.” powergaming88 powergaming88 powergaming88 powergaming88 powergaming88 powergaming88 powergaming88 powergaming88 slot zeus nolimit city sv388 slot jepang scatter hitam slot thailand link slot thailand 777 slot powergaming88 slot luar negeri slot gacor maxwin slot gacor hari ini slot gacor terbaru mahjong ways 2 slot thailand jp slot slot bni slot bri slot bsi slot danamon slot gopay slot server korea slot malaysia slot amerika slot rusia fan tan monopoly live lightning roulette mega ball sweet bonanza candyland mega sic bo mega baccarat andar bahar sbobet88 ktm303 slot dubai slot qris powergaming88 Slot Thailand Slot Zeus Pg Soft Starlight Princess Slot Gacor Maxwin Joker123 Sv388 Slot Thailand Slot Thailand Slot Qris slot thailand joker123 mahjong ways 2 888slot slot thailand slot88 sweet bonanza slot jepang slot thailand slot mahjong ways slot qris slot deposit dana slot dana nolimit city slot thailand sv388 slot888 slot kamboja Slot Thailand Starlight Princess Mahjong Ways 2 Slot Maxwin slot thailand akun pro kamboja slot filipina joker123 slot zeus slot88 slot thailand slot mahjong slot megaways NEW SLOT POLA GACOR Slot Server Luar jp slot slot ganas crazy time live slot qris slot akurat slot bca slot bni qris slot zeus server thailand server hongkong slot ovo slot gopay slot linkaja joker123 nolimit city sv388 starlight princess mahjong ways pg slot slot zeus sv388 idn slot slot server thailand slot thailand ladangtoto nolimit city koi gate sicbo online roulette online lice casino live22 baccarat online nolimit city slot ovo slot gopay pragmati play starlight princess slot pg soft slot mahjong slot zeus sv388 digmaan slot mania slot zeus slot thailand server thailand ying77 slot thailand judi bola live casino sv388 pg soft slot dana mahjong ways slot mania slot x500 ladangtoto slot server kamboja digmaan digmaan slot88 scv388 sabung ayam online slot live casino sicbo online live casino online slot thailand ladangtoto sv388 ladangtoto powergaming88 66kbet powergaming88 slot thailand ladangtoto slot thailand server thailand slot thailand slot thailand slot thailand slot gacor ladangtoto2 ying77 bet server thailand slot thailand ying77 slot88 ladangtoto ladangtoto slot maxwin sv388 sv388 slot gacor 66k bet slot dana sabung ayam inline slot mahjong slot toto slot server thailand slot gacor slot server thailand slot gacor slot thailand situs slot wwg slot slot daftar judi slot online indonesia slot gacor slot mawin slot gacor slot thailand slot gacor slot gacor demo slot pragmatic sv388 slot88 pgsoft Daftar Judi Slot Online Indonesia Paling Gacor di Indonesia Daftar Situs Judi Slot Online SLOT88 lucky neko slot gacor slot88 slot kakek slot maxwin slot thailand Slot Mahjong Ways 2 Mudah Jackpot Paus di PG Soft Hari ini 2023 Lucky Neko Situs Slot Gacor Pgsoft Hari Ini SITUS SABUNG AYAM SV388 ONLINE DAFTAR LINK LOGIN APK AGEN SV388
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