Wellness Coach Deborah Kesten explains if women will receive enough fats, minerals, and vitamins on the heart disease reversal diet.
Yes, you can get enough fats, vitamins, and minerals with the reversal diet with the exception of vitamin E, which is very hard to get, except in foods such as especially nuts and seeds, which is much too high in fat if you already have diagnosis of heart disease.
So, if you already have a diagnosis of heart disease, that means that, for whatever reason you’re not metabolizing fat in food and cholesterol in food effectively, and so therefore added fat and cholesterol foods, which are from animal-based foods such as dairy, fish, meat, and poultry, are not included in the reversal program.
But we do know that, because I have analyzed hundreds of diet diaries of people following the reversal diet, you can indeed get adequate vitamins and minerals if you do it right, and that means consuming adequate amounts of fruits and veggies and whole grains and also beans and peas every day.
About Deborah Kesten, M.P.H.:
Deborah Kesten, M.P.H., is an international nutrition and lifestyle researcher and educator, with a specialty in preventing and reversing obesity and heart disease. She was the nutritionist on Dr. Dean Ornish’s first clinical trial for reversing heart disease through lifestyle changes, and Director of Nutrition on similar research at cardiovascular clinics in Europe. More recently, she has created the pioneering Enlightened Diet, a “whole person” optimal eating and weight loss program, the results of which were published in the peer-reviewed medical journal Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing. With more than 200 published health articles, she is the award-winning author of The Enlightened Diet, Feeding the Body, Nourishing the Soul and The Healing Secrets of Food, a comprehensive, evidence-based nutrition program about the power of food to heal physically, emotionally, spiritually, and socially.