Participants will learn how choosing certain foods can improve their heart health. Participants will learn how to cook without oil. Participants will learn the difference between low-sodium soy sauce, Braggs Liquid Aminos, and coconut aminos. Participants will learn how to make three plant-based recipes and they will get to taste them.
This two-hour class features a video, a discussion, and the opportunity to taste plant- based dishes following a cooking demonstration. Participants will enjoy 3 delicious plant-based foods and receive handouts of recipes and other nutritional information.
Research shows a plant-based diet doesn’t just prevent heart disease, but it can manage and sometimes even reverse it. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States and around the world. Eating habits and other lifestyle factors play a key role in determining the risk of heart disease. A plant-based diet can also help improve several risk factors for heart disease:
• High Blood Pressure: A plant-based diet, rich in potassium, improves blood pressure.
• High Cholesterol: Aim for high-fiber foods, which can help lower cholesterol.
• Atherosclerosis: Diets rich in saturated fat and cholesterol cause plaque buildup in the arteries, restricting blood flow.
• Inflammation: Plant-based diets help reduce inflammation, which can lead to heart disease and other conditions.
The class instructor will be Susannah Dickman with Tri-State Plant Based Nutrition LLC.