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Food Foundations 101: Sugar Epidemic

Wed, Jun 13 - 6:00pm

Food Foundations 101 is a 3 part series, presented by Healthy Driven Edward-Elmhurst Health, which will help you to understand the relationship between sugar addiction, healthy fats, and overall inflammation.

We often associate inflammation with pain, but can now relate it to almost every chronic disease. Learn how you can lower inflammation by recognizing the impact sugars and healthy fats have on your overall well-being. Register for all or some of these discussions and build your knowledge of food foundations!

To register email courtsplus@epd.org, call (630) 833-5064 or visit the Courts Plus Service Desk.

Sugar Epidemic: part 1 of 3, June 13
There is no doubt that sugar consumption is an issue in our daily lives. There is much concern about the effects sugar can have in the body. Learn about the different types of sugar sweeteners on the market including table sugar, coconut sugar, alcohol sugars, aspartame, sugar alcohols, stevia, etc. We will discuss how much of these sugars we should consume on a daily basis.

Healthy Fats: part 2 of 3, June 20
All fats are not created equal. There is a lot of confusion regarding the different types of fats: unsaturated, saturated, medium chain triglycerides, omega 3, omega 6, etc. Learn about the differences and what products to change in your everyday lifestyle to optimize healthy fat consumption.

Gut Health and Inflammation: part 3 of 3, June 27
Putting it all together: Learn how sugars and fats play a role in overall inflammation, gut health, and chronic disease.

Presented by Heather Bautista, ND, CNS, LDN and Julia Afridi, DO.