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Chew on This

Chew on This
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Thursday, March 28, 2019
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11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Join us for our next "Chew on This" event where we will talk about whole grains and why we need carbs. Enjoy a sampling of a variety of whole grain dishes, too!

Did you know that boosting your daily intake of whole grains can have a beneficial effect on blood pressure and cholesterol levels? Whole grains are complex carbohydrates that offer more than just fiber including B vitamins, selenium, vitamin E, copper, iron, zinc, magnesium and antioxidants.

Did you know that many types of grains such as wheat and corn are grown as monocultures? This form of agriculture involves the growing of a single crop using the majority of the land which increases yields offering a large amount of food at an affordable cost.

Did you know that eating good quality carbs like whole grains help reduce mood swings, anxiety and depression? Beyond blood sugar regulation whole grain foods are a great source of B vitamins which help support a healthy nervous system and are needed to produce feel good brain chemicals (neurotransmitters) serotonin and dopamine.

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"Chew on This" is a new collaborative event brought to you by Duke Dining and Duke Nutrition Services where we look at how the food we choose affects our physical, mental and environmental health. "Food and mood connection and why we need carbs" is the topic at hand for March and we'll be sampling a variety of whole grain dishes in celebration of "National Nutrition Month!"

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