CBS News Reports on the NWH Teaching Kitchen
It's well known that a bad diet is a major contributor to heart disease. Unfortunately, it usually takes a crisis like a heart attack to get people to change those lousy eating habits especially because they think their food won't taste good.
NWH is showing patients, that's not true. Watch the video >
Patients can take a cooking class at NWH where professional chefs teach cardiac patients how to reduce the risk of heart disease. Learning how to cook healthy is part of the curriculum. After they finish in the kitchen, the heart patients sit down for their meal where they learn more important lessons.
Patients are urged to change the way they eat, for example, to relax before dining. Why is that important? ...for digestive enzymes and for digestion. We try it bring people to the table.
There are also lessons explaining how food works in the body as well as stocking the pantry and grocery shopping. One patient, Vera, says the classes have changed her life. The hospital is checking patients every three months to measure how much they have improved.
The take-home lesson is that you can cook healthy and tasty. You don't have to have a heart condition to eat this way, either.
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