Plantspiration NFP INC
Johnsburg, IL 60051
Cancer-Fighting Compounds and Immune-Boosting Foods
Antioxidants and the body’s immune system are both critically important in fighting cancer. Cancer-fighting compounds such as antioxidants, mainly found in fruits and vegetables, assist in halting free-radical damage, which can otherwise lead to cancer development. This class will explore foods that are rich in protective compounds and immune-boosting nutrients such as beta-carotene, lycopene, vitamin C, and zinc. It is important to be generous with a variety of vegetables and fruits as you plan your menu. Studies have demonstrated the ability of diets rich in vegetables and fruits to boost immunity and to reduce the likelihood that cancer will develop in the first place. Based on scientific research, vegans have approximately double the natural killer cell activity (natural killer cells engulf and destroy cancer cells), compared with non-vegans. Enjoy a colorful, scrumptious, immune-boosting meal.
RECIPES & FOOD DEMO:
BROCCOLI KASHA &
BLACK BEAN SAUCE
RECIPES WILL BE DROPPED IN CLASS ALONG WITH HOW TO BATCH COOK, MEAL PREP AND LEARN, TIME SAVING TIPS AND SO MUCH MORE!
THIS IS NOT YOUR AVERAGE COOKING CLASS! IN this 90 minute class you will learn that health-promoting foods, recipes, and meals can be easy, convenient and great tasting! Each class includes live food demos and hands-on cooking with Stefanie's in-depth food prep and plant based nutrition knowledge, Q&A, recipes, educational materials all in a supportive group.
Recipes are designed to work for people on a budget who may also have minimal time or access to equipment. More importantly, every class and each ingredient supports a low-fat, plant-based diet plan that has been proven to prevent, manage, and in some cases reverse chronic diseases such as heart disease, lower blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, autoimmune disease, obesity, and even some forms of cancer as well as improve overall energy and mood.
This event is hosted by Plantspiration® and taught by Stefanie Ignoffo , founder of Plantspiration® Stefanie is a Plant Interventionist, licensed Food For Life instructor with the Physicians Committee For Responsible Medicine and Lifestyle Medicine Coach
Food for Life is an award-winning nutrition education and cooking class program that provides an innovative and evidence based approach to diet-related chronic diseases. Designed by physicians, nurses, and registered dietitians, Food for Life promotes healthful eating based on the latest scientific research.