While plant based diets are associated with decreased risk of chronic disease and longevity, there are compounds labeled as "anti-nutrients" that may be of concern. What does the science say about anti-nutrients such as lectins, oxalates, goitrogens, and phytoestrogens? We will weigh in on animal and human randomized controlled trials, and epidemiological studies to assess risk vs. benefits of anti-nutrients.
Upon successful completion of this one-hour course, the participant should be able to:
Identify ideal dietary patterns to support longevity.
Identify food sources of anti-nutrients, including lectins, oxalates, goitrogens, and phytoestrogens.
Identify health benefits, and potential health problems with anti-nutrients.
Teach clients practical ways to minimize anti-nutrients, if indicated.
About the Presenter: Tina Marinaccio, MS, RDN, CPT
Tina Marinaccio, MS, RDN, CPT is an Integrative Culinary Registered Dietitian. With 20 years experience as a motivational wellness speaker, expert in fitness and nutrition, and foodie gourmand, she provides corporate wellness workshops, integrative nutrition therapy, and nourishing and distinctive cooking classes. She is an adjunct professor in Clinical Nutrition and Food Sciences at Montclair State University, and mentors nutrition students from around the country. Tina completed her Masters of Science in Clinical Nutrition at New York University. She is an American Council on Exercise certified personal trainer, and is certified in weight management from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Her specialties include weight loss, culinary training, food writing/blogging, corporate wellness, integrative nutrition, anti-inflammatory, Mediterranean diets, and detox diets, and healthy eating on the go for busy people.