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A ‘Fix’ for emotional wellbeing

Laura Peppas

We all know food can have an impact on physical health, but what about your mood?

With recent studies showing a link between diet and emotional wellbeing, it suddenly gives new meaning to the phrase “you are what you eat.”

The idea that the right foods can have a positive effect on emotions isn’t new information for Lucianne Attard and Jovan Pejic, founders of local cold pressed juice company The Fix.

In fact, the couple has already designed their new summer range of juices to include ingredients that aim to boost physical and mental wellbeing, revealing the decision was borne out of their own experience.

“With a small business like The Fix both of us lead pretty frenetic lifestyles driven primarily by our work commitments,” says Lucianne.

Lucianne and Jovan Attard of The Fix.

Lucianne and Jovan Attard of The Fix.

“Even with healthy food habits, the long hours can get the best of us. At times, we found ourselves having feelings of stress and lethargy. Eventually we were directed to some pretty amazing mood elevating plants – herbs to be specific.”

The new range features a “Fix” to cater to every mood: Take a chill pill includes ashwagandha, a powerful herb used to help the body cope with daily stress; Rearing to go is an alternative to fizzy sugar filled drinks and includes higher energy fruit, vegetables and herbs such as astragalus which increases blood flow and naturally increases energy levels; and Wake up call uses nut milk made up of brazil nuts, cashews and almonds which are instantly filling but also contain natural stimulants like kola nut and licorice.

“This nut milk is the perfect alternative for people who want a morning pick up but do not necessarily want to rely on coffee to get them through the morning,” says Lucianne.

“We also understand that there is growing evidence in support of chemical-free food and that is why we have decided to move to organic produce where ever possible – seven out of our eight juices will now be 100% organic.”

Along with the eight new flavours, The Fix has also launched new glass bottles for their new range; which Lucianne describes as “an important step” for the business.

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Photo: Rebecca Doyle

“We want to be the change we want to see in the world and that change starts with us,” she says.

“We saw a lot of plastic making its way into and out of our factory each week and it made us think about what impact we were having on the environment. It was always our plan to have glass eventually but I think being aware of the volumes of juice we were starting to make meant that we wanted to make glass a reality sooner.”

Lucianne says they are hoping to launch a recycling program as part of the shift towards glass bottles in the coming months.

“We will supply the glass to our customers and they will have the option of bringing them back to us for reuse,” she says.

“We are signing up some of our dispensaries who will also act as drop off points to make the process easier. The alternative of course is that people can choose to keep the bottles and re-use and recycle them themselves around their own homes, which is another great thing about having the new glass bottles.”

The Fix’s new summer range of juices will be launched on 18 October at the Eat Drink Blog conference; full schedule available here. For more information on The Fix, click here: thejuicefix.com.au


Laura Peppas

Laura Peppas is HerCanberra's senior journalist and communications manager and is the Editor of Unveiled, HerCanberra's wedding magazine. She is enjoying uncovering all that Canberra has to offer, meeting some intriguing locals and working with a pretty awesome bunch of women. Laura has lived in Canberra for most of her life and when she's not writing fervently she enjoys pursuing her passion for travel, reading, online shopping and chai tea. More about the Author

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