If you’re one of the 13 million Americans who have survived a heart attack or been diagnosed with heart disease, Dr. Janet Bond Brill offers a delicious and foolproof plan that can lower your risk of a second heart attack by up to 70 percent. Inspired by the heart-healthy Mediterranean diet, the Prevent a Second Heart Attack Plan is based on satisfaction, rather than deprivation.
Backed by cutting edge research, Dr. Brill explains:
• Why the Mediterranean diet is the gold standard of heart-healthy eating
• How “good carbs” such as oatmeal and popcorn lower bad cholesterol, prevent high blood pressure, and control your weight
• The science behind eating fish for heart health
• Why having a glass of red wine with dinner is great for your heart—and which wines are the best choices
• The easiest, most delicious daily habit that will cut your heart attack risk
Packed with every tool you need to eat your way to better heart healthincluding daily checklists, a complete two-week eating plan, and dozens of mouthwatering recipes to suit every meal, taste, and budget—Prevent a Second Heart Attack provides you with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to live long and enjoy the good life, the heart healthy way.
JANET BOND BRILL, Ph.D., R.D., LDN, is a diet, nutrition, and fitness expert who has appeared on national television. She is the author of Cholesterol Down: 10 Simple Steps to Lower Your Cholesterol In 4 Weeks Without Prescription Drugs, and specializes in cardiovascular disease prevention. Dr. Brill lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and three children.
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About the Author
Annabelle S. Volgman, MD, is a professor at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Volgman’s primary specialty is cardiovascular disease. She studied at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, was a resident at the University of Chicago Medical Center, and was a fellow at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She wrote the foreword to Prevent a Second Heart Attack: 8 Foods, 8 Weeks to Reverse Heart Disease.
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Table of Contents
Foreword Dr. Annabelle Volgman ix
Part I How You Got Heart Disease in the First Place
1 Making the Transition from Sickness to Health 11
2 Atherosclerosis: A Story of Inflammation, Plaque, and Death of a Heart Muscle 27
3 The Science Behind the Solution 51
Part II Reversing Heart Disease with Eight Foods and Exercise
Section 1 Foods that Harm the Arteries
4 Beware the Plaque-Building Foods: Red Meat, Cream, Butter, Eggs, and Cheese 67
Section 2 Foods that Heal the Arteries
5 Heart-Healthy Food Number 1: Extra Virgin Olive Oil 93
6 Heart-Healthy Food Number 2: Greens and Other Vegetables 109
7 Heart-Healthy Food Number 3: Figs and Other Fruit 126
8 Heart-Healthy Food Number 4: Lentils and Other Legumes 138
9 Heart-Healthy Food Number 5: Salmon and Other Seafood 153
10 Heart-Healthy Food Number 6: Walnuts and Flaxseeds 172
11 Heart-Healthy Food Number 7: Oatmeal and Other Whole Grains 187
12 Heart-Healthy Food Number 8: Pinot Noir and Other Red Wine 203
13 A Heart-Healthy Bonus: Dark Chocolate 220
Section 3 Stay Active: Movement = Heart Health
14 Heart-Healthy Exercise: Walking 237
Part III The Prevent a Second Heart Attack Plan in Action
Section 1 14-Day Meal Plan
15 Meal Plan-14 Days of Eating Your Way Back to Health 259
Section 2 Recipes
16 Prevent a Second Heart Attack Recipes 269
Prevent a Second Heart Attack Daily Checklist 330