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Lunch and Learn Series: Health benefits of the Mediterranean diet and plant-based foods: understanding the evidence

September 13, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Did you know eating plant-based foods may help you avoid diabetes and other chronic diseases? Unlike many fad diets that have come in and out of popularity, the Mediterranean diet has numerous health benefits. At this session, Dr. Parks talked about the components of the Mediterranean diet and review the evidence behind its health promoting effects.

Culinary medicine blends the art of food and cooking with the science of medicine, helping individuals understand the value of food and cooking and how certain foods contribute to both chronic disease and overall well-being.

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Please join Dr. Parks, as she tackles a variety of culinary medicine topics in the remaining events in the Deliciously Healthy Lunch and Learn Series. Space is limited. Please call 617-243-5900 to reserve your seat and lunch or register online.

Thursday, October 18 | 12 – 1 p.m.
Shopping for health-promoting foods: what to eat more of and why

Robust evidence demonstrates that numerous foods promote health while decreasing the risk of many chronic diseases including cancer, heart disease and diabetes. At the same time, many foods can lead to chronic disease and health problems. During this session, you will learn simple rules for shopping and preparing meals that promote health and well-being.

Thursday, November 15 | 12 – 1 p.m.
Eat, think and be healthy: the importance of mindful eating

The brain has a significant impact on the food choices we make, how much we eat and whether we like what we eat. During this session, we will discuss common myths about eating that lead to unhealthy choices, the importance of mindfulness when eating and how to incorporate these habits into daily life.


September 13, 2018
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Synergy Private Health


Newton-Wellesley Hospital
2014 Washington Street
Newton, MA 02462 United States
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