Food for Diabetes Prevention & Reversal Cooking Class

Mon, April 16, 2018

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

St. John’s Episcopal Church

415 S. Lexington Street, Arlington, VA, United States (map)
  • Vegan
Tags: Cooking class
Event Description
Event hosted by Arlington Vegan Meetup.

Join Munira Ali, a certified Food for Life instructor, and Dr. Zeeshan Ali, nutrition expert at the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, for a Spice and Science class for diabetes prevention and reversal.

Event highlights:

– Latest research on diabetes prevention and reversal

– Dietary recommendations for chronic disease prevention

– Practical demonstration on the cooking methods and recipes

– Delicious recipes that are vegan and free of sugar salt, and oil

– Meal planning tips for a healthy heart

*Seating is limited, so please reserve your seat at the earliest.

The class will start with a lecture by Dr. Zeeshan Ali who will discuss the latest research on plant-based diets in disease prevention. Dr. Ali will provide tips on meal planning and plant-based sources for protein and calcium. His lecture will be followed by a cooking demo by certified plant-based chef Munira Ali. Ms. Ali will prepare 4 recipes using SOS-free (no salt, oil, and sugar) cooking techniques to provide nutritious and healthy meals designed to reverse diabetes.

Class fee includes lunch with a generous sampling of the food prepared.

Cost: $45 class price includes Learning the recipes, Lecture and Lunch

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Munira Ali, B.Ed., M.A. is an independent contractor and community service project leader. She is a certified FFL instructor. She organizes cooking and nutrition classes to educate people about the importance of plant-based diets in managing diabetes, high blood pressure, cholesterol, obesity, and arthritis. She designs meals based on individual’s choice, culture, and physiological needs.

She specializes in teaching cooking classes to consumers with unique dietary needs and restrictions including SOS (sugar, oil and salt) free, gluten free and vegan diets. “If two words will define my cooking style I would say authentic and traditional, says Munira Ali.

Besides giving individual and group lessons she also works on nutrition and cooking projects in collaboration with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Vegetarian Society of DC, FFL instructors, religious organizations and community centers.

Zeeshan Ali, Ph.D. works for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine where he give public lectures on diabetes and heart disease prevention through plant-based nutrition. Twice a year Dr. Ali travels to India to organize diabetes prevention and reversal events by collaborating with local organizations in India. His educational lecture would include the science behind the power of a plant-based diet and he would give nutrition tips on chronic disease prevention. Dr. Ali focuses on bringing traditional Indian food to the center of the plate. He will throw light on how lifestyle modifications in the past 20-30 years have resulted in increasing diabetes prevalence in the U.S., India, and China. Dr. Ali will discuss how diabetes rates can be dropped down by cutting down dietary fats and processed food.

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