Healthy Eating for those on the Spectrum

Health Bear was recently asked to supply our Protein Oatmeal cups in a Children’s Autism care center in Indiana.  Why does a nutritionist select Health Bear to be available in a cafeteria whose mission it is to care for Autism patients and their families?

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According to Cross River Therapy, Eating a balanced and healthy breakfast is especially important for those with Autism. They define ‘healthy breakfast’ as including protein, fat, and fiber. This trifecta of healthy eating will keep your child fuller longer and prevent a spike in blood sugar and a crash that can disrupt behavior.  Pea Protein and healthy seeds and grains are a great way to check all the boxes.  12g protein, 6g fat, and 7g fiber are loaded into one cup of Omega Superfood Oatmeal. 


Not to say this is true for all autistic people, but commonly, experts have noticed two foods contributing to negative behaviors and stomach issues. High sugar and dairy foods should be avoided. Its tough to beat the delicious flavor of sugar; even tougher to eat oatmeal without a sweet note. Instead of sugar, Health Bear is sweetened with all natural and plant based Monk Fruit. This means, zero added sugar. Oftentimes protein packed foods are fortified with whey protein, or protein from dairy. Health Bear uses pea protein instead of the typical whey to help people who are avoiding dairy but need some good quality protein.

Gastrointestinal issues are common for those on the spectrum. This is why the experts at Aeroflow Urology  recommend the Gluten-Free and Casein Free Diet (GFCF). Breaking down wheat and dairy can be hard on a child’s gut enzymes. Health Bear Food Company sources 100% certified Gluten Free ingredients and are entirely plant based.

Health Bear is flattered and wonderfully surprised to learn we are being welcomed into the cafeteria at an autism center. Our vision is ‘To make the world a more sustainable and equitable planet for all living things through plant based food’. This vision is being realized when we are able to help people struggling with Autism find food that helps them along on their journey.


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What is the Reginivore Diet?

The Reginivore Diet

 Leveraging Sustainability to Improve Your Health


With the new year just around the corner, it’s a great time to reflect on how to improve our life’s experience here on the planet. Many of us are asking, “How can I live a healthier lifestyle”?  In years past, our response has been to carry on with a new exercise routine or perhaps take up a new healthy hobby. This is good, well done… but there is more.

A trending diet aimed at simultaneously addressing the health of the planet and our bodies has emerged.  The Regenivore Diet  is a way of eating to support the health of the planet and our bodies. Following these tips will have your body feeling amazing and you will rejoice knowing your eating style is making a difference.


Follow these 3 easy tips to give the Regenivore Diet a go.

  1. EAT FOODS THAT REGERATE THE SOIL. Up your consumption of organic fruits, vegetables, grains, beans, nuts and seeds. Reduce your consumption of animal protein including dairy and eggs. Why? First, consider all of the acres being used to farm animals. The waste from those facilities are polluting and  damaging the soil for miles around. Secondly, consider how many more acres of forests are being plowed down to grow crops to feed the animals. These are not organic gardens- they are large scale, biologically engineered grain production sites pumped with synthetic fertilizers, herbicides and fungicides that further exploit the soil.  So ditch the meat for plant  and rejoice in the fact you are contributing to the climate change solution. Your figure and your health will also rejoice!
100 grams of beef protein can result in the release of the equivalent of 105 kilograms of CO2. The same amount of protein from a well-managed field of peas, by contrast, typically releases the equivalent of only about 0.2 kg of CO2.



2. BUY FROM LOCAL FARMERS WHO PRACTICE REGENERATIIVE AGRICULTURE . Next time you are visiting with growers at your local farmers market, ask the about their regenerative practices. Organic farms will, by definition, be adding nutrients to the soil by means of their organic farming techniques. Learning about their holistic practices will inspire you to continue subscribing to the concept of The Regenerative Diet. Meanwhile, you will be taking home produce with higher nutritional contents than conventionally grown produce.

3. MIND FOOD WASTE & COMPOST. Buying but not consuming food wastes electricity and water and supports the need for more transportation- all of which contributes to CO2 emissions.  Be mindful to not over-buy at the store. If you do stumble upon a bag of produce past its peak lingering in your frog, there is a solution. Start composting with your kitchen scraps and encourage your friends and local restaurants to do the same. Many people are afraid to start, but give it a try. It is easier and much less stinky than you fear!

Food scraps and tossed veggies create methane gas in a landfill- a potent and toxic gas that adds to greenhouse gas emission.

Transforming eating habits, improving food production and reducing food waste are three ways to begin your Regnerative Diet practice! The outcome will be  a mostly plant based diet and a renewed thoughtfulness surrounding global sustainability.  You will be feeling and looking gorgeous in the new year!

Health Bear Protein Oatmeal perfect for the Reginivore Diet

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