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Sunday, June 21, 2009


2. HEART HEALTHY FOODS FOR LIFE; preventing heart disease through diet
and nutrition (Penguin Books, 2009, 413 pages, ISBN 978-0-14-305659-1,
$24 Canadian soft covers) is by Leslie Beck, RD, and author of many
books and food columns on nutrition. Indeed, she manages about one book
a year. Here she concentrates on which foods are the best to eat if you
want to avoid or prevent heart disease, and how often to eat them, how
much to eat of them, and how to add them to your daily diet. She also
has useful guidelines on how to buy, store and prepare these foods. All
the heart healthy foods are rich in fibre, low in saturated fats, and
low in sodium. Chapter 10 is devoted to that bugaboo word "exercise".
Nobody really wants to do it, but it is unavoidable. She gives some
cardiovascular workouts plus exercises for strength and flexibility.
Michelle Gelok, RD, did the recipe development and nutritional analysis
(this is her third such work with Beck). The recipes have large type,
cover all courses, include both avoirdupois and metric listings of
ingredients, and have a separate index. There's more at
Audience and level of use: those who want a healthier diet.
Some interesting or unusual recipes/facts: blueberry and apple
smoothie; spinach and mushroom and goat cheese salad; lemon poppy seed
loaf; carrot ginger soup; chicken barley soup; beef and vegetable stew.
The downside to this book:
The upside to this book: there is a nice chapter on how to eat in
Quality/Price Rating: 91.

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