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Fun and Informative Nutrition Seminar Coming to the Tewksbury Senior Center

Aug 31, 2014 06:43PM ● Published by Bill Gilman

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The Tewksbury Senior Center and the Tewksbury Cultural Council are sponsoring a free nutrition seminar titled “Longevity Gifts of Abkhazia, Vilcabamba and Hunza” at the Tewksbury Senior Center, 175 Chandler Street, Tewksbury, MA, from 9:30 – 10:45 a.m. on Wednesday, September 10.  This seminar is open to all members of the community. Please RSVP to the Tewksbury Senior Center by Monday, September 8 by calling 978-640-4480.
The media is encouraged and invited to attend.
There are secrets of longevity in the traditional diets of the Abkhazians, Hunzans, and Vilcabambans, cultures recognized as having people thrive into old age. “One secret of longevity is eating lots of vegetables. In other cultures, vegetables are not only eaten at lunch and dinner, but also as a regular part of breakfast. The Abkhazians, for example, may enjoy a nice salad alongside their whole grain corn porridge. Another secret of longevity is minimal processed foods in the diet. If Americans would just clean up their diets and eat what nature intended for them, there would be less obesity, and more people living longer, healthier, and more fulfilling lives,” says Tricia Silverman, Registered Dietitian and Nutrition Expert, owner of NuTricia’s Lifestyles, a wellness consulting firm from Needham. “As a nutritionist, I’ve seen the amazing effects of a healthy diet and active lifestyle in seniors.” In the seminar, Tricia will reveal simple changes that can impact longevity.
Abkhazia is an independent region that borders the Black Sea, Russia and Georgia. Vilcabamba is a town that resides in the Andes Mountains of Ecuador. Hunza is a valley area in the mountains in northern Pakistan.
“This program is supported in part by a grant from the Tewksbury Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency."
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