Foods for a Healthy Heart - Nutrition and Cooking Class
Your Diet Can Prevent Heart Disease
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Research shows a plant-based diet doesn’t just prevent heart disease, but it can manage and sometimes even reverse it.
A plant-based diet can also help improve several risk factors for heart disease:
High Blood Pressure
For years diet has been the subject of study for many researchers. The results are clear; whole food plant-based diets are ideal for achieving optimal health!
Dr. Dean Ornish’s landmark study tested the effects of a plant-based diet on participants with moderate to severe heart disease. There were no surgeries or stents—just simple diet and lifestyle changes. Within weeks, 90 percent of chest pain diminished. After just one month, blood flow to the heart improved. After a year, even severely blocked arteries reopened. At the Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Esselstyn tested the same approach on patients with severe heart disease and published similar results. Thirty years later, all of the compliant patients are still thriving.
Some well-documented health benefits of a vegan diet include:
- Lower saturated fat intake is linked to a reduced risk of cardiovascular diseases including heart attack and stroke.
- Healthy vegan diets are high in dietary fiber which is associated with lower rates of colon cancer.
- The increased intake of fruits and vegetables provides the body increased amounts of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals.
- A healthy weight loss is a typical result of a smart vegan diet.
Hosted by: Jennifer
Healthy Chef Wellness
What We'll Be Doing
During this experience, we'll talk about easy ways to incorporate more plants into your life, watch a short video and prepare 3 recipes together (optional activity)! I'm so looking forward to spending time with you all as a group!
Once you have registered keep an eye out for emails for HealthyChefWellness@gmail.com or firstname.lastname@example.org for follow-up information.
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