Review – Healthy Fats, Low-Cholesterol, CookBook
by American Heart Association
Harmony Books, 2015
Review by Tijuana Canders
Feb 14th 2016
Healthy hints are given for each meal from the “Healthy Fats, Low-Cholesterol Cookbook” by the American Heart Association. Boston Citrus Salad, Rustic Tomato Soup, Chicken with Mushroom and Sherry Sauce, Fish Roll-Ups with Spinach are a few of the healthy meals found to be enjoyed. The book encourages a healthy lifestyle, healthy heart, and encourages you to stay active, giving great tips for each!
The message is straightforward and simple, regular physical activity and healthy eating helps protect against heart disease; it helps to reduce your cholesterol, reduce blood pressure levels and manage your weight. In addition to the health benefits you’ll gain from being active, you’ll probably feel better, have more energy, and can make other lifestyle changes more easily. It’s one thing to read about what you “should” do to stay healthy, and it’s another to decide to make those recommendations a real part of your life. “Recognizing the habits that keep you from effectively managing your weight,” says the American Heart Association, will help you adopt healthier behaviors that lead to a longer, stronger life.
The book gives Healthy Cooking Strategies as you prepare recipes, your time in the kitchen is well spent, not over exasperated by unneeded instructions, but with quick, clear instructions and how to apply them for a family meal in minutes. To create these healthy meals the American Heart Association rely on certain principles that allow us to cut back on saturated fat, trans fat, added sugar, and sodium without losing flavor and appeal. The techniques can be applied to the foods you cook at home, by starting out with wholesome ingredients and then using one of the recommended techniques to create delicious and nutritious meals. Stewing, Broiling, Poaching, Steaming, Stir-Frying, and Roasting, are some of these techniques.
The American Heart Association doesn’t want you to be afraid of trying something new. They suggest that you do not have to give up your favorite recipes to eat heart healthy. You can still enjoy most of your favorite dishes simply by making a few easy substitutions to cut back on saturated and trans fats, added sugar, and sodium. Readers are encouraged to stock a heart healthy pantry. Keeping healthy staples on hand makes cooking healthy meals at home easier and more convenient. They don’t want you to let the long list of ingredients discourage you, because most of the items aren’t perishable or have a fairly long shelf life, so they can be acquired and built up over time. Making a commitment to keep some healthy basics in each category, you’ll have more options for cooking nutritious meals at home.
The ‘Healthy Fats, Low-Cholesterol Cookbook’ is a great book for individuals wanting a better eating lifestyle, exercise plan, and heart health tips for a more productive life!
© 2016 Tijuana Canders