Our Founder's January Roundup
It’s been an exciting start to the year for Artah, with lots of new launches and partnerships to celebrate.
Our products are now available in Whole Foods Market, which was a major milestone for us and we couldn’t be more thrilled. You can find us in the High Street Kensington, Richmond, Stoke Newington, and Clapham stores; watch this space for more additions.
We launched our Enhanced Probiotic, a product that I’ve loved formulating and testing out over the last few months, which is already delivering fantastic results for the community. In addition to its targeted probiotic strains, it includes cranberry proanthocyanidins (pacs) and pomegranate ellagic acid, which are not only beneficial prebiotic support for the microbiome, but also have unique systemic benefits including energy production, immunity, and anti-inflammatory activity. We also launched a new nutrition programme called The Metabolic Reset, which helps you learn about blood sugar control and some of the most important foods to include in your weekly routine. The e-book includes over 90 incredible recipes that are great for energy, mood, and the microbiome – so even if you aren’t keen on starting a programme, it’s a great resource for nutrition-forward, delicious recipes.
As always, I love sharing tips, tools, and essential information in my roundup, so here they are for January.
Make This: Miso Carrot Dressing
If you’ve been following Artah for a while you know that I am obsessed with making amazing dressings to elevate salads and veg. This is one of our dressings from The 28-Day Reset which I always come back to when I’m feeling a little bored (or I’ve overdone it on tahini).
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- 1 small shallot, chopped
- 2 medium-large organic carrots, chopped
- 3 inches of fresh ginger, grated (you can start with less if you don’t want it too punchy)
- 2 tbsp white miso
- 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tbsp lemon juice (about ½ lemon)
- 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- salt to taste
Sauté the carrots and shallot in coconut oil until soft, about 5 minutes. If you’re roasting any vegetables, you can always throw in some carrots and use those as well. Add the remaining ingredients to a high-speed blender and process until smooth. You may need to add a few tbsp of water to get the right consistency. Taste and adjust seasoning as desired.
Get Some Light: The Best SAD Lamp
Thankfully, the evenings are already starting to get a little lighter, but we still need to be mindful of getting our light exposure in. If you want to make a big investment in light-therapy and use it for other things (like recovery), I recommend the Joov. But it’s expensive, so a better option to help combat the winter blue is the Beurer TL 45 Perfect Day Daylight Lamp, which mimics midday sun.
Try to Destress: 11 Minutes of Breathwork
My favourite type of mindfulness is actually breathwork, which I speak about a lot. I love it because of how quickly I feel a difference in both my physical and emotional state, and recently I’ve made a real effort to practice it every night. It's something my husband and I do together, and side note – it's one of the most effective things I’ve seen to help him to get out of his work brain and into a relaxed state. We are loving this exercise by Wim Hoff. Eleven minutes sounds long, I know, but it literally flies by.
News to Know: Ultra-processed Foods are Linked to Poor Mental Health
Research conducted by Cambridge University has shown that higher intakes of ultra-processed foods (UDF) are linked to poor mental health outcomes. The study highlighted that as UDF intake went up, so did risk of depression, number of anxious days and number of poor mental health days. This is another great reminder of the connection between how we eat and how we feel.