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Your Body in Balance

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Guiding Star Cedar Valley
220 Southbrooke Dr.
Waterloo, IA 50702
United States


Class Dates

Foods and Mood
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM

Evidence suggests that foods can help conquer moodiness and more serious mood problems such as anxiety and depression. Studies show a dramatic improvement in depression and hostility scores, along with physical benefits, with a plant-based diet. This may happen because inflammatory foods such as dairy, meat, and eggs may trigger chemical changes in the brain. Furthermore, fruits and vegetables are anti-inflammatory. Another potential mechanism is the high-fiber content of a plant-based diet. Fiber fosters healthy gut bacteria, which release short-chain fatty acids that appear to have favorable effects in the brain. In addition to eating a plant-based diet, it is helpful to exercise regularly and get plenty of sleep. This class will demonstrate mood-boosting recipes that participants can sample and easily make at home.

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Your instructor: Lauren Johnson