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

High Cholesterol



Scientific Research

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.
These are just a few findings of long term studies!

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!

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I Can’t Wait To Share With On May At 6pm Central Time!

When And Where
From May 25, 2021 - 06:00 PM To 8:00 PM CDT
Zoom SHREVEPORT 71106 United States