Plantspiration NFP INC
2604 Taylor Lane
Johnsburg, IL 60051
Let's Beat Breast Cancer! We don't just share ribbons we share Facts!
Topic: Cancer Fighting Compounds & Healthy Weight Control
(CLASS 4 of our 5 Part Series)
NEW RECIPES EACH WEEK
Creamy Chickpea Pot Pie
Shredded Brussel Sprouts
Sweet Potato Pudding
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.
This event is hosted by Plantspiration® and taught by Stefanie Ignoffo , founder of Plantspiration.org
Based on the Food For Breast Cancer Prevention and Survival by Neal Barnard, MD, FACC,
Dietary choices have a surprisingly effect on our health. Learn that health-promoting foods, recipes, and meals can be easy, convenient and tastes great! Each class includes NEW RECIPES, live food demos and hands-on cooking with Stefanie's in-depth food prep 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, type 2 diabetes, autoimmune disease, obesity, and even some forms of cancer.
Stefanie is a Plant Interventionist, Certified in Plant Based Nutrition, Licensed Food For Life instructor with the Physicians Committee For Responsible Medicine and has successfully completed the Lifestyle Medicine for Coaches from Wellcoaches® and American College Of Lifestyle Medicine for Coaches
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.