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Cleveland Clinic Healthy Heart Lifestyle Guide and Cookbook: Featuring more than 150 tempting recipes
     

Cleveland Clinic Healthy Heart Lifestyle Guide and Cookbook: Featuring more than 150 tempting recipes

by Cleveland Clinic Heart Center
 

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Ranked as the #1 heart hospital in America eleven years running by U.S. News & World Report, Cleveland Clinic is also world-renowned for its life-saving medical breakthroughs, including bypass surgery. The hospital performs more open-heart surgeries and transplants than any other hospital in America. Now, emphasizing prevention, it has teamed with cookbook

Overview

Ranked as the #1 heart hospital in America eleven years running by U.S. News & World Report, Cleveland Clinic is also world-renowned for its life-saving medical breakthroughs, including bypass surgery. The hospital performs more open-heart surgeries and transplants than any other hospital in America. Now, emphasizing prevention, it has teamed with cookbook authors Bonnie Sanders Polin and Frances Towner Giedt to create the most complete and easy-to-follow plan yet for preventing heart disease: Cleveland Clinic Healthy Heart Lifestyle Guide and Cookbook.

Polin and Giedt have developed outstanding recipes that taste too good to be good for you (but are), ranging from Cajun Grilled Shrimp with Fresh Pineapple Salsa to Chipotle Chicken and Corn Tamale Pies, All-American Meatloaf, and even New York-Style Cheesecake. The authors also provide a week's worth of menus for each of three caloric plans to take the guesswork out of eating from morning to night.

With this guide handy, there’s no irksome hunt for answers to heart-related diet and fitness questions. Just turn the pages to find:

• How many eggs can be safely consumed per week

• Lists of foods rich in omega-3 oils and tips on avoiding mercury in fish

• Ideas for healthy snacks under 200 calories

• Strategies for eating out

• Why fiber is the key to good nutrition

• How to choose the healthiest protein–and the facts on soy

• The latest findings on alcohol

• How using a pedometer can keep you out of a gym

• How to calculate a healthy body weight

• How to keep kids fit and cope with finicky eating habits


Backed by the reputation of Cleveland Clinic, this all-in-one guide is the easy, enjoyable way for Americans to care for their hearts and live longer, healthier lives.

Editorial Reviews

Who better to write a heart-healthy lifestyle guide and cookbook than the cardiac wizards at Cleveland Clinic? For 11 years running, this prestigious institution has been ranked as No. 1 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. This cookbook contains scores of tempting heart-healthy recipes and a sample week's worth of menus for each of three caloric plans. In addition to all these inviting goodies, the 384 pages contain lifestyle tips aplenty. They cover everything from foods rich in omega-3 oils and strategies for eating out to facts on fiber and alcohol and secrets to keeping even finicky kids on track for health. The all-in-one guide your family needs.
Publishers Weekly
Though they haven't unearthed any groundbreaking information, the authors-along with experts from the heart hospital the U.S. News & World Report ranks as number one in the U.S.-provide a comprehensive and straightforward heart health manual and recipe collection. The first section is all about lifestyle, covering such topics as risk factors for heart disease, dietary habits and managing stress. Polin and Giedt, specialists at the Cleveland Clinic, provide the recipes, which account for the majority of this volume; they aren't particularly cutting edge, but they're easy and healthy, feature clear nutrition information and generally contain interesting and sometimes intense flavors. Entries such as Grilled Black Sea Bass over Summer Vegetables with Japanese Dressing; Red Snapper Taco with Mango Salsa; Grilled Chicken Breasts with Warm Balsamic Strawberries; Spicy Black Bean Cakes with Cilantro Yogurt could pass muster at most dinner parties. There are even desserts, including a Luscious New York-Style Cheesecake, which is made with low-fat cottage cheese and a sugar substitute, so while it may not taste quite like the real thing, it does give an option for a creamy sweet treat. Tips for stocking a pantry and suggested shortcuts make the idea of heart healthy cooking doable. (Jan.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Library Journal
The Cleveland Clinic has been in the healthy heart business since 1921. This makes two of its specialists, Polin and Giedt (coauthors, The Joslin Diabetes Gourmet Cookbook), qualified to write a guide to staying heart-healthy. Here, they encourage healthy eating and lifestyle choices that not only prevent cardiovascular disease but also promote overall health. Though the book is broken into halves, it may be read in any order. The first half, "Lifestyle Guide," covers various aspects of heart health (e.g., risk factors for cardiovascular disease, body weight, exercise) as well as nutritional advice (e.g., a prescription of fiber, fats, protein). Once the reader understands the science and theory of being heart-healthy, the book's second half, "The Cookbook," provides more than 150 recipes incorporating all these new facts and suggestions. Recipes are broken down by meal, and some have icons identifying them as quick to make, great for children, or suitable for serving at occasions. Recommended for all public libraries with either cookbook or consumer health collections as well as for medical libraries with consumer health collections.-Rachel M. Minkin, Graduate Theological Union Lib., Berkeley, CA Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307483027
Publisher:
Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony
Publication date:
12/10/2008
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
566,955
File size:
5 MB

Meet the Author

BONNIE SANDERS POLIN, Ph.D., and FRANCES TOWNER GIEDT won a James Beard Award for The Joslin Diabetes Gourmet Cookbook. They are also the authors of The Joslin Diabetes Quick and Easy Cookbook, The Joslin Diabetes Healthy Carbohydrate Cookbook, and The Joslin Diabetes Great Chefs Cook Healthy Cookbook. Bonnie Polin lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Frances Giedt lives in Arlington, Texas. STEVEN E. NISSEN, MD, is chairman of the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at Cleveland Clinic Heart and Vascular Institute and the current president of the American College of Cardiology.

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