sshflp-logo CEO Sara Soulati is founder of Global Cardio Care, Inc. since 2002. And, she practices what she preaches. She is a long-time vegan that means she eats raw, nutritious foods every day. She thrives on fruits, vegetables, grains, and nuts. No dairy or flesh ever.

In the lifestyle modification program she created called, The Sara Soulati Health For Life Program, Sara educates everyone about the importance of vegan nutrition. In fact, for anyone suffering from cardiovascular disease, vegan nutrition is highly recommended to help fight and prevent diseases of the heart and arteries.

Thanksgiving Is Not About Food

While many in the U.S. may regard Thanksgiving as a time to binge on unhealthy foods “just today,” Sara recommends making Thanksgiving what it is intended to be – a gathering of family and friends to come together with gratitude, happiness, and health.

“I’d like to see people rethink what they eat on Thanksgiving Day,” said Sara. “If people substitute the turkey and stuffing for a veggie stir fry and quinoa with cranberries, your heart will thank you!

In addition, consider using mashed cauliflower with vegetable broth and sea salt instead of starchy mashed potatoes. Do make the sweet potatoes, but mix and mash those with butternut squash with a few tablespoons of agave nectar. Add chopped pecans on top and bake in the oven.

I also recommend the traditional Brussels sprouts sautéed with extra virgin olive oil, onion and apple. The flavors when combined make this dish one of my favorites.”

Sara also recommends roasted vegetables. Select a variety of fresh veggies including beets, Brussels sprouts, onion, turnips, sweet potato, and cauliflower and chop into small pieces. Toss with extra virgin olive oil, minced garlic and sea salt and then bake in the oven for 45 minutes at 350 degrees.

When you examine your menu and see the creamed soups added to green beans and broccoli and cauliflower casseroles, rethink those menu items! There is no need to make vegetables swim in fat!

Most of all reduce the intake of desserts throughout the entire holiday season. Rather than eliminate every sweet through the holidays, be sure to eat in moderation. Listen to your body! It will tell you when you’ve overeaten anything unhealthy!

About CEO Sara Soulati

Before Sara launched Global Cardio Care, she was in nursing school, and yet something did not compute. The protocol for healing was always about eating the wrong nutrition plan. She began to rebel against the establishment and traditional guidelines for healing hearts. Sara found EECP in 1996, and that’s when her journey began. She found a technology that could pulse and squeeze the lower extremities and help with circulation. It was like passive exercise pumping the body with two hearts one after another. She saw how the body reacted to this amazing therapy, and then she began to incorporate plant-based nutrition into peoples’ daily lifestyle. It’s something she never has strayed from; plant-based and vegan nutrition is the only recommendation she makes to the people visiting Global Cardio Care Centers.