What It Means To Be “Plant Based”


Episode 23 | 26 May 2020

On this episode of the Alix Turoff Nutrition podcast, Alix sits down with Cynthia Sass, MPH, MA, RD, CSSD.

Show Notes:

Cynthia Sass is a registered dietitian, Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics, and plant based performance nutritionist in private practice in Los Angeles. 

Sass has consulted for five professional sports teams, and has privately counseled Oscar, Grammy, and Emmy winners, CEOs, and pro athletes in numerous sports. Sass earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nutrition science from Syracuse University, in addition to a master’s degree in public health from the University of South Florida. She also has formal training in plant based culinary arts and mindfulness meditation. A three time New York Times bestselling author, Sass is a frequent writer, speaker, and media expert. 

Some of the topics we covered in this episode include:

  • What “plant based” means

  • Best sources of plant based proteins

  • Pulses and Legumes

  • The biggest mistakes people make when adopting a plant based diet

  • How protein powders can fit into a healthy plant based diet

  • Supplementation

Connect with Cynthia on Instagram or visit her website to learn how you can work with her

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