Encouraging Greens Inc.
Port Washington, NY 11050
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States and around the world. Our eating habits and other lifestyle factors play a key role in determining the risk of heart disease. A plant-based diet can improve several risk factors for heart disease: high blood pressure, high cholesterol, atherosclerosis, and inflammation.
Pioneering studies by Dean Ornish, MD, Caldwell Esselstyn Jr., MD, and others have shown a low-fat, plant-based diet, combined with regular exercise and a healthful overall lifestyle, can prevent, delay, and even reverse heart disease and other cardiovascular events. Plant-based contain no dietary cholesterol, very little saturated fat, and abundant fiber. Meat, cheese, and eggs, on the other hand, are packed with cholesterol and saturated fat, which cause plaque buildup in the arteries, eventually leading to heart disease. Research shows a plant-based diet doesn’t just prevent heart disease, but it can manage and sometimes even reverse it.
In this class, attendees learn about nutrition while asking questions and enjoying cooking demonstrations, all in a supportive online group setting. Recipes and handouts will be provided prior to class. Pre-registration is required at least 24 hours in advance. Early Bird and Buddy Discounts are available.