Heart disease is the number one killer of Americans, affecting an estimated one in four adults. But the good news is that lifestyle changes can lower the risk.
Enter the new, fourth edition of “Cooking a la Heart” (The Experiment Publishing and Hachette Book Group). Authors Linda Harchfield and Amy Myrdal Miller share 500 recipes, as well as tips from medical doctors to promote cardiovascular wellness.
The Mediterranean, DASH, and MIND diets are explored as ways to help ward off heart disease, stroke, and diabetes through food. Emphasis is on plant-based ingredients, healthy fats, and thoughtful use of dairy, poultry, and lean red meat. The cookbook also includes nutrition facts for calories, protein, total carbs, dietary fiber, added sugars, total fat, saturated fat, omega-3s, sodium, and potassium.