Food is Medicine
We know food is a powerful medicine and, thanks to the Schrier Family Chiropractic, we were able to turn this food wisdom into year-end tithings at Carver Middle School. Food affects every facet of our health and for, too long, fat has been given a bad name. Carver students using the Jesup Wagon helped us get the word out on how fats play an important role in our health.
Not all fats are bad!
Did you know that our brains are mostly made of fats? If we want to thrive, our bodies require healthy fats.
Unsaturated fats, the healthy kind, can be divided into two types: monounsaturated and polyunsaturated. For monounsaturated we can look to avocados and peanut butter; nuts like almonds, hazelnuts, cashews, and pecans; and seeds, such as pumpkin, sesame, and sunflower seeds. For polyunsaturated fats, we can look to fatty fish like salmon, mackerel, and herring; and plant oils like soybean, canola, and flaxseed.
Fats are Brain FUEL!
These healthy fats such as omega-3 fatty acids found in fish, nuts, and seeds, are crucial for optimal brain function and development, especially in young individuals. These fats play a pivotal role in forming cell membranes and supporting the growth of the brain's nerve cells. Adequate consumption of healthy fats is essential for maintaining cognitive function, enhancing learning abilities, and supporting overall brain health in children and adolescents.
Gratitude for Food Wisdom
The benefits of consuming healthy fats are numerous and impactful. From reducing inflammation and cholesterol levels to improving heart health and mitigating the risk of certain cancers, the right foods can have a profound effect on our overall well-being.
We are grateful to Schrier Family Chiropractic for helping us bring this food is medicine lesson to life emphasizing the importance of healthy fats as a part of a healthy diet with Carver’s school community. Big thanks also goes to the young people who helped distribute this gift-giving, food is medicine lesson before winter break. We know the teachers appreciated this small gift of health.
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