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Robert Israel, M.D., who leads the USA Health Integrative Health and Wellness program, will demonstrate how a plant-forward diet can be nutritious and delicious.

Published Jun 4th, 2024

By Michelle Ryan

Cooking classes will start again soon at the USA Health teaching kitchens at University Commons in Mobile and the Mapp Family Campus in Fairhope, and everyone is invited.

All are welcome to attend and get an introduction to a plant-forward diet. Plant-forward describes a style of cooking and eating that emphasizes the consumption of plant-based foods (vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, seeds, and legumes) but is not strictly limited to them. In other words, meat can still be part of your diet, but it’s recommended in lower quantities in relation to plant-based options.

Robert Israel, M.D., who spearheads the USA Health Integrative Health and Wellness program, will discuss how plant-forward diets relate to culinary medicine, a relatively new, evidenced-based field that helps people understand how what they eat can help prevent and treat disease.

Specifically, a plant-forward diet can help decrease the risk of many health conditions and diseases, such as heart disease, stroke, obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, type 2 diabetes, dementia, and many cancers.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from Israel, who follows plant-forward practices himself. Classes at the University Commons are limited to 12 participants, while the Mapp Family Campus can accommodate 22.

Registration is $30 per class. Click here to sign up. For more information, email or call 251-660-6441.

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