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How to Feel Better with Food

How to Feel Better with Food

Published: April 25, 2019

What we put into our bodies has a profound effect on how they function and how capably they do what we ask of them. As with any machine, fuel can make or break smooth performance, and the foods that we consume are a perfect example of how we can support health or undermine it.

The Library is looking at both the input and the output in two separate but related programs this week, hoping to offer folks a greater understanding of nutrition and an increased sense of well-being in body, mind, and spirit.

In our Food and Mood seminar, Andrea Sherrill from the Cooperative Extension will discuss the connection between the foods we eat and how we feel. Knowing what we should eat and shouldn’t eat can be confusing, but we’ll help bring clarity to the topic. Evidence already suggests that our diet affects our physical health; now, we’ll see how it influences our mood and outlook, too.

This program takes place at 6 pm on Monday, April 29 at the St. Stephens Branch Library. Please register by calling 828.466.6821.

In our Fundamentals of Nutrition class, we’ll explore whether fats are friend or foe. In this latest installment of the six-part nutritional health series, we’ll find out which types of animal and vegetable fats provide concentrated sources of energy. In addition, we’ll consider the benefits of including diverse, good-quality fats in our diets for optimum health.

This program takes place at 6 pm on Tuesday, April 30 at the Sherrills Ford-Terrell Branch Library.