Columbus, OH 43215
This is the second class of my Food For Life Summer Series starting July 12th.
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 participants can sample and easily make at home.