Organic Chef Gino Nikolini's Recipe Of The Month Cooking Class Click Here For Details.

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Join Gino and Julie Guidry at Le Creuset in Dallas for an exciting, entertaining, an informative cooking class and learn why both are passionate about organic foods. Enjoy the finest foods and some wine, as five-star chef Gino Nikolini prepares for you an organic, heart-supporting, four-course meal. You'll learn why the foods are so great for your body and health, and identify some new favorite ingredients to include in your every day diet. FEBRUARY IS NATIONAL HEART HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH! This month we are honoring heart health and focusing on foods which maintain healthy cardiovascular levels. Keeping your heart strong will help keep you healthy and vibrantly living. Gino Nikolini will share a healing meal to promote a healthy heart, cardiovascular system, and an overall healthy body. Take a look! Each guest is $45, and you'll enjoy unlimited wine, a 4-course organic, macrobiotic meal and invaluable nutritional information to implement into your every day life style. MENU We'll begin with a detoxifying appetizer of papaya and raspberries in oat milk. 2nd Course: Gino's Famous Yogurt with cucumbers and mint Main Course: Wild Caught Norweigian Salmon atop sweet potatoes with a side of squash , carrots and papaya. Dessert: Gino's Famous (vegan, no sugar, raw cacao bean) Sokolata with raspberries on top! DID YOU KNOW? All of the foods we selected for our dinner event are included in the 25 TOP FOODS FOR HEART HEALTH? Here's an intro guide to Heart-Healthy Nutrients. Look for these in foods you consume: Phytoestrogens are substances in plants (like flaxseed) that have a weak estrogen-like action in the body. Studies suggest that flaxseed lowers the risk of blood clots, stroke, and cardiac arrhythmias. It may also help lower total and LDL "bad" cholesterol and triglycerides, and even blood pressure. Phytosterols are plant sterols that chemically resemble cholesterol -- and seem to reduce blood cholesterol. All nuts and seeds, including wheat germ, have phytosterols. Carotenoids are heart-protective antioxidants in many colorful fruits and veggies. Alpha-carotene, beta-carotene, lutein, and lycopene are carotenoids. Polyphenols are another set of antioxidants that protect blood vessels, lower blood pressure, reduce LDL "bad" cholesterol. Flavonoid polyphenols include catechins, flavonones, flavonols, isoflavones, reservatrol, and anthocyanins. Non-flavonoid polyphenols include ellagic acid (found in all types of berries). Omega-3 fatty acids (found in fatty fish like salmon) and alpha-linolenic fatty acids (found in plant foods like walnuts) help boost the immune system, reduce blood clots, and protect against heart attacks. They also increase good HDL levels, lower triglyceride levels, protect arteries from plaque buildup, are anti-inflammatories, and lower blood pressure. B-complex vitamins -- like Vitamin B-12 (folate) and vitamin B-6 -- protect against blood clots and atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries. Niacin (vitamin B-3) helps increase HDL "good" cholesterol. Vitamins C and E are antioxidants that protect cells from free radical damage. Magnesium, potassium, and calcium help lower blood pressure. Fiber-rich foods help lower cholesterol levels. Get ready to have a HEALTHY HEART for Valentine's Day! What a great gift to give someone close to your heart! JOIN US for a fabulous meal and additionally fabulous information to help you reach better health in 2015. CHEERS! PayPal accepted at organicityevents@gmail.com. Be sure to note the names of the guests for whom you are paying. Any questions may be directed to Lacey Pruett at the same email or 214-418-3239. Thanks! LP
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