The Portfolio Diet of Foods to Lower Cholesterol and Reduce Cardiovascular Disease
An Evidence Based Approach for Plant Food Consumption


Language: Anglais
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The Portfolio Diet of Foods to Lower Cholesterol and Reduce Cardiovascular Disease: An Evidence-Based Approach for Plant Food Consumption examines the science of this new dietary technology to reduce serum cholesterol and aid in cardiovascular health. With a thorough examination into the scientific rationale for the use of this dietary approach, discussions are included on the experimental findings both for the diet and its 4 individual food components: nuts

1. Foreword 2. Introduction and Implications for Effective Cholesterol Lowering 3. Complementary Mechanisms for CVD 4. Reducing Cholesterol and overall CVD risk 5. Soy and lowered CVD risk 6. Nuts and lowered CVD risk 7. Plant Sterols and lowered CVD risk 8. Viscus Fibers and lowered CVD risk 9. Practical Advice 10. Tips, Menus, and Recipes

researchers of cardiology and lipidology as well as nutrition; cardiologists; dietitians; general practitioners; and the educated lay reader

Wendy Jenkins, BSc, and MSc candidate, has worked extensively to merge the fields of nutrition and environmental science. She has done this primarily through her study of the interaction between diet, health and environmental sustainability. Her work has led her to the promotion of plant based foods in both an academic setting and through recipe development. In her previous studies at the University of Guelph in the Environmental Biology honors program in Canada and her current postgraduate studies in nutrition at Wageningen University, The Netherlands, she has worked with the aim of maximizing both health and sustainability of dietary decisions. She has also worked under the guidance of chef Sara Harrel, owner of Veg Company and developer of the certificate in Vegetarian Culinary Arts at George Brown College Centre for Culinary Arts, Toronto, Canada. Through this work Wendy has been able to further develop her skills in plant based cuisine and recipe development, providing the tools to create healthy, sustainable and enjoyable food.
Amy Jenkins, BA, MSc, completed her bachelor’s degree with honours in psychology from the University of Guelph, Canada. She then went on to merge her interest in nutrition with psychology by completing a Master’s degree in Food Science from the University of Guelph. The focus of this degree was on the way psychological drivers of behaviour could be harnessed to help individuals eat a more plant-based diet. Amy currently works at a not-for-profit research institute, where she conducts research on the consumer acceptance of heritage varieties of fruits, vegetables and edible flowers. A large part of her work focuses on developing strategies to communicate about agricultural practices That will influence the publics dietary choices.
Alexandra Jenkins, PhD, RD, started her research career in Oxford, where she was part of the research team that developed the concept of slow release carbohydrate and the Glycemic Index. This launched he