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Avon event explores the science behind sugar

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Sugar, and decoding the many forms it comes in, is the topic of the Walking Mountain Science Center's next Science Behind event.
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IF YOU GO ...

What: The Science Behind Sugar.

Where: Walking Mountains Science Center in Avon.

When: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 970-827-9725.

AVON — Sucrose, lactose, maltose, dextrin, invert sugar, mono- and diglycerides, maltodextrin, glucose and galactose … these are only a few of the words commonly seen on ingredients labels these days that really mean sugar. However, not all sugar is the same and different types affect bodies differently.

Come to the next Science Behind event on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. to learn about how sugar affects our health and its relation to breast cancer. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Walking Mountains is hosting this special Science Behind with emphasis on the Breast Cancer Prevention Diet. Guest presenter Kristina Sampson, author of “Leave Cancer in the Dust: 50 Tips to Prevent Breast Cancer and Supercharge your Health” and the popular “The Vail Diet” website, will be discussing the hidden sugar in everyday foods and its link to cancer and other health problems. An important topic for men and women alike, she will also discuss foods we should be sure to eat plenty of in order to help lead healthy, happy lives.



Balance and Moderation

Sampson is a health coach who follows a holistic approach to health, while advocating balance and moderation. Originally a CPA, Sampson began studying nutrition after being diagnosed with a rare form of breast cancer in 2007. With the analytical mind of a CPA, a sharp understanding of science, a voracious thirst for nutrition knowledge and the experience of applying that knowledge to her own life-or-death health issues, Sampson is passionate about helping people navigate today’s confusing food landscape.



Participants in the Science Behind Sugar will get a chance to cook and eat several yummy, healthy snacks from the Breast Cancer Prevention Diet and take home products to help them prepare fruits and vegetables more easily. Come to Walking Mountains to learn how to supercharge your health.

Supplies are limited, so call Walking Mountains Science Center at 970-827-9725 to reserve your space. The event is free to attend.


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