How to motivate patients with cardiovascular disease to eat a more plant-based diet.
Sarah Clesen student at the Institut Paul Lambin, received the Alpro Foundation Bachelor Award for her thesis. The objective of Sarah’s thesis was to evaluate which methods can help patients with cardiovascular disease to encourage to eat a more plant-based diet.
Plant-based foods and eating patterns are typically low in saturated fat, rich in unsaturated fat and fibers and usually have a low energy density. These components are associated with lower body weight and less weight gain over time. Furthermore plant-based eating patterns play a role in maintaining healthy blood cholesterol levels and can subsequently contribute to a healthy heart.
The Alpro Foundation Award
The Alpro Foundation gives out an annual award to a Bachelor’s thesis in Nutrition and Dietetics which takes a closer look at the impact of food on health. This award includes a prize of € 1,250.00. “We hand out this award because we noticed that there is a need for more thorough knowledge of nutrition and health”, says Doctor De Vriese of the Alpro Foundation. “By way of this Bachelor award we want to further stimulate the dietician of the future to formulate correct scientific information in a way that is accessible to all”.
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