Mental health awareness has grown significantly this past year, especially as safety and health regulations have recommended social distancing. As many search for medical or psychiatric answers, a surprising link for better mental health seems to be through nutrition, specifically the good effects that a keto diet can have on the gut microbiome, thus affecting mental health as well. Good Dee’s is one player in the keto supplier game that is making it easy for retailers and consumers to get in on the keto action.
As noted in the release, Good Dee’s is a pioneer of keto-friendly bakery and pantry items, all of which are made possible because of Deana Karim’s personal nutritional journey.
“Having the mental benefits of keto while under lockdown, navigating remote learning, and running a business during a pandemic have been life-altering,” Karim, Owner and Founder of Good Dee’s, told Deli Market News.
According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 26 percent of U.S. adults experienced mental illness in 2019. Alarmingly, that is 51.5 million people and represents one in five adults. Making a dietary lifestyle change can have a positive impact, such as the ketogenic diet.
“The ketogenic diet has been found to have profound effects on the gut microbiome, which appears to play a role in mental illness in some people,” said Christopher M. Palmer, MD, Director of the Department of Postgraduate and Continuing Education at McLean Hospital and pioneer of the use of the ketogenic diet in psychiatry. “It’s surprising to most people to learn that we actually have a lot of scientific evidence of the effects of the ketogenic diet on the brain.”
Whether your consumers are looking for a lifestyle change for physical or mental reasons, the key to making that change is to set them up for success. Enter Good Dee’s, where Karim affirms that all eaters should “have your cake and eat it too,” and that eating healthy doesn’t mean eating bland. Good Dee’s has developed keto-friendly substitutes that are delicious without compromising taste, something today’s shoppers are keenly aware of while perusing the aisles and perimeter of the store.
Included in the keto-friendly baking products are decadent flavors such as Butter Pecan Cookie Mix, Blueberry Pancake Mix, and Devils Food Cake. These products and many others are available at select natural food stores, supermarket chains, and independent grocery stores nationwide.
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