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Food and Mood

30.2071128, -97.7781594

Tree of Life Urban Retreat and Healing Center
312 W. Stassney Lane
Austin, TX 78745
United States

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Foods and Mood
Friday, June 23, 2023 06:00 PM to 07:30 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 participants can sample and easily make at home. This class will provide the evidence, cooking demos, samples, recipes, Q&A and more in a supportive environment. 

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Your instructor: Karen Osborne

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