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The Healthy Heart Cookbook For Dummies

The Healthy Heart Cookbook For Dummies by James M. Rippe
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A heart healthy regimen needn’t be torture. Two hours on astationary bike, followed by a dish of low-fat cottage cheesetopped with a lonely sprig of parsley may be your idea of what ittakes to maintain heart health—but it’s actually a lotmore enjoyable and fun! Cardiac fitness, like any new lifestyleplan, can be achieved with only a few basic modifications to yourdiet and activity level.

With The Healthy Heart Cookbook For Dummies, you’llfollow an exciting and delicious food regimen, destined to give youand your heart a boost. Written by James Rippe, a leadingcardiologist and chef, and with over 100 recipes from a cadre ofexpert dietitians and fifty top chefs, you’ll discover someof the secrets to heart health, some common fallacies, and get thelowdown on a few life-saving basics:

  • The risk factors for heart disease—and how to controlthem
  • The eight key eating habits affecting heart health—including the number of calories, cholesterol and fat, andantioxidant-rich foods you consume
  • “Bad” versus “good”cholesterol—the world of saturated, monosaturated, andpolyunsaturated fats
  • Nature’s gift to health—phytochemicals and whatfoods contain them
  • Smart shopping tips—including common supermarket traps,and how to select produce, meats, seafood, dairy, grains, and fromthe deli counter

You’ll discover what a snap it is to prepare your ownmenu, assemble meals that are nutritious and balanced and also meetevery sort of dietary need (including high blood pressure,diabetes, and food allergies). The book’s rich cornucopia ofrecipes will help you explore the delicious possibilities of everymeal and dish, including:

  • Breakfast and brunch—including Pumpkin CheesecakeMuffins, Peach Scones, and Eggs Benedict with Asparagus and Low-FatHollandaise Sauce
  • Appetizers and snacks—including Homemade Dill and CelerySeed Hummus and Chilled Hapa Shrimp Rolls and Thai Citrus DippingSauce
  • Seafood—including Red Snapper with Braised Fennel andSpinach and Seared Scallops in Grilled Eggplant with MangoSalad
  • Poultry and Meat—including Lemon-Grilled Cornish Hens,Healthy Heart Beef Stroganoff, and Herb-Crusted Lamb Loin withBraised Fennel and Fresh Mint
  • Vegetarian Entrees—including Curried Tofu andVegetable-Stuffed Pitas with Cashews and Raisins
With sixteen pages of full-color photos, black-and-white how-toillustrations, a summary cheat sheet of need-to-know info, andhumorous cartoons, The Healthy Heart For Dummies Cookbookhelps you build a sensible foundation for overallfitness—beginning with your heart.
Wiley; May 2011
384 pages; ISBN 9781118069240
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Title: The Healthy Heart Cookbook For Dummies
Author: James M. Rippe
 
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