Episode 18 – Heart Health Benefits of a Plant Based Diet
“Studies show that every step you take in the direction of a plant based diet can improve your health,” according to guest Colleen Montgomery. Colleen is a Clinical Exercise Physiologist and Certified Plant Based Health Coach who chats about lowering blood pressure and cholesterol naturally with a plant based diet to prevent and even reverse heart disease. She offers cooking tips and recipes, including a wonderful “No-Cheese” vegan dip which she prepares live during the episode.
In this episode you’ll hear:
In conversation with Colleen Montgomery
2:00 – Colleen’s work with cardiac patients
4:30 – Heart disease: How much is genetic v. lifestyle?
7:00 – Why Colleen is a plant based diet proponent
11:15 – Overcoming the challenges of adopting a plant based diet
In the kitchen with Colleen – Colleen’s No-Cheese Dip
16:10 – How long should you soak cashews
17:55 – Ingredients for no-cheese vegan dip
18:35 – Vegetable ideas for dipping
19:30 – Making the dip
20:40 – Nutritional yeast as a cheese alternative
Sound Recording and Editing: Will Crann