Paperback: 188 pages
Publisher: Shasta Press (December 11, 2013)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (86 customer reviews)
Best Sellers Rank: #102,765 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #39 in Books > Cookbooks, Food & Wine > Special Diet > Low Cholesterol #113 in Books > Health, Fitness & Dieting > Diets & Weight Loss > Low Fat #174 in Books > Cookbooks, Food & Wine > Special Diet > Low Fat
The Low-Cholesterol Cookbook and Health Plan is an easy read. The author thoroughly outlines the effects of good cholesterol and bad cholesterol without reading like a medical manual. The extensive lists of foods that benefit your cholesterol in a healthful or unhealthful offers a lot of different choices as well as tastes. However, some of the ingredients are quite pricy, making this cookbook not for every budget. The side effects of different cholesterol medicines can be drastic. Making this health plan seem invaluable. I was a bit surprised by the high amount of sodium in some of the recipes. As high levels of sodium can contribute to high blood pressure. The recipes have easy to follow directions, as well as quick to prepare. The preparation time and cooking time is perfect for individuals or families that have extremely busy schedules. The resource section allows readers to do more research for their own lifestyle.
I am a little surprised to see a relatively new book that is still spreading this myth. I guess we still have a lot of work to do. The book lists "conventional eggs" as one of the top foods to avoid. While yes, I agree free-range is the way to go, eggs are one of the HEALTHIEST foods you can eat. And the book suggests organic canola oil over butter? NO! And you should NOT cook with olive oil as it becomes unstable and rancid when heated. I would not normally mark down a cookbook for these things, but this is supposed to be a HEALTH cookbook teaching you how to lower your cholesterol. The number one lesson in such a cookbook should be that eating high-cholesterol foods is NOT what gives a person high cholesterol. The reason I give this book two stars and not just one is that some people may actually get the benefit they are after because the recipes are relatively low carb. If you are looking for a food group to blame for high cholesterol, fingers should be pointing at carbs, not saturated fats.
I have read a number of similarly well-conceived books treating health issues and their treatment with diet. This one gets high marks for clarity and simplicity, for explaining cholesterol in just enough detail, and for proposing a plan that-- I'm happy to say-- is largely the one I follow, and I eat well! Elementary principles help, like "1 + 1 - 1": add more low cholesterol foods, eat more foods that increase good HDL cholesterol and reduce arterial inflammation, and subtract foods high in cholesterol and that add LDL. Making these dietary improvements, may increase benefit from, or even better, eliminate need for cholesterol medications. The page design and typography design make the excellent recipes easy to follow.
This book gives you the 1+1-1 eating plan, where you eat foods to increaseyour good cholesterol and foods to decrease your bad cholesterol. It evenhas some tasty sounding recipes for entrees, desserts, sides, etc. Howeverthe recipes are for multiple people (the least is 4 which is good for a family).Also some recipes are high in sodium while others are not. Lastly if youare a diabetic, there is no listing on how much sugar is in each item.Still, worth a read for ideas.
This book is in two parts: science background and practical recipes. The first part explains what cholesterol is. I was surprised to read that "you get approximately 90 percent of body's daily cholesterol requirement from your liver, and 10 percent is obtained from diet." Popular misconceptions are addressed, as well. There are, for instance, "healthful fats that you need to combat cholesterol."The core of the book is the "1 + 1 - 1 Eating Plan." Add (1) "foods that are low in cholesterol" and (1) foods that increase good cholesterol and decrease inflammation. Subtract (1) "foods that are high in cholesterol and that increase bad cholesterol." By this formula, you can still eat, for example, "Canadian Bacon and Egg Pita Pockets" and so many other decadent sounding foods!Folks who don't want to be eating 10 medications a day in their later years will devour the section of combination of foods and nutrients that "can be as powerful as medicine" in lowering cholesterol levels.Finally, the hyperlinked resources at end of the book are convenient on a Kindle!
If you’re looking to lower your cholesterol, or just want to prepare and eat delicious, heart-healthy food, then you will love this cookbook. Once you try the simple 1 + 1 – 1 method described in the book, you won’t ever go back to the way you ate before. The simple ingredient substitution options the cookbook offers (like applesauce for oil, or mushrooms and finely chopped walnuts for ground beef) provides inspiration for making all of your favorite recipes a little heart-healthier! Though the recipes in this book will quickly become some of your favorites!
With the internet being a thing and information being readily available , nearly everyone knows that cholesterol is bad. It will clog your arteries and may have claimed someone close to you. But just because we know cholesterol is bad, doesn’t mean we know where it is, what foods it hides it, or what foods we need to eat to balance our cholesterol out. Not to mention there’s the whole idea of good cholesterol and bad cholesterol. Well, luckily The Low Cholesterol Cookbook & Health Plan is around to help sort things out. Loaded with recipes, this book gives you simple steps to craft delicious foods that will lead you in the right direction to a healthy, vital heart.
Cholesterol: The Ultimate Cholesterol Solution: Lower Your Cholesterol Naturally In Less Than 4 Weeks (Cholesterol Diet, Cholesterol Recipes, Cholesterol Down, Meals Plan) Low Cholesterol Cookbook & Health Plan: Meal Plans and Low-Fat Recipes to Improve Heart Health Cholesterol: Cholesterol Lowering Guide To How To Lower Cholesterol Naturally And Reduce High Cholesterol With Cholesterol Lowering Strategies To Lower ... Lower Cholesterol (Coronary Heart Disease) Cholesterol:The Great Cholesterol Hoax: Why Cholesterol Lowering Drugs Won't Help You Live One Day Longer And Drug Companies Know It (Cholesterol diet, ... Cholesterol lowering foods,heart disease) Meal Prep: Amazing Meal Prep Recipes: Healthy Meals, Clean Eating, & Meal Prep for Weight Loss (Meal Prep for Weight Loss & Meal Prep Recipes) American Heart Association Low-Fat, Low-Cholesterol Cookbook, 4th edition: Delicious Recipes to Help Lower Your Cholesterol American Heart Association Low-Fat, Low-Cholesterol Cookbook, 3rd Edition: Delicious Recipes to Help Lower Your Cholesterol (Random House Large Print Nonfiction) American Heart Association Low-Fat, Low-Cholesterol Cookbook, 3rd Edition: Delicious Recipes to Help Lower Your Cholesterol Diabetes: One Week Diabetes Meal Plan To Help You Improve Your Blood Glucose, Blood Pressure, And Cholesterol Numbers And Help Keep Your Weight On ... Reverse Diabetes, Diabetes Meal Plan) DASH Diet Recipes: 50 Heart Healthy 30 MINUTE Low Fat, Low Sodium, Low Cholesterol DASH Diet Recipes to Help You Lose Weight Fast and Prevent Heart Disease, Stroke, Diabetes and Cancer Low Carb Cookbook: Delicious Snack Recipes for Weight Loss. (low carbohydrate foods, low carb cooking, low carb diet, low carb recipes, low carb, low carb ... dinner recipes, low carb diets Book 1) Diabetes Diet: Diabetes Diet is 904 pages of 1200-1800 calorie diabetic diet meal plans! (diabetic diet meal plan, diabetes meal planner, diabetes diet ... insulin, diabetic cookbook, diabetes cure) Cholesterol: Cure for beginners - (NEW EDITION - UPDATED & EXPANDED) Understanding, Treating and Preventing High-Cholesterol (Cholesterol Cure Books - Cholesterol Treatment Book 1) Low Carb Diet - Top 200 Low Carb Recipes Cookbook: (Low Carb, Budget Cookbook, Low Carb Diet, Low Carb Recipes, Atkins Diet, Low Carb Slow Cooker Recipes, Low Carb Living) American Heart Association Low-Fat, Low-Cholesterol Cookbook, Second Edition: Heart-Healthy, Easy-to-Make Recipes That Taste Great Low Carb Diet Book Collection: 90 Amazing Recipes - Low Carb Casseroles, Low Carb Soups, Low Carb Fat Bombs and Low Carb Ice Cream: (Fat Bomb Recipes, ... healthy eating recipes, ketogenic desserts) Low carb cookbook: 35 delicious snack recipes for weight loss. Low carb cooking, low carb diet, low carbohydrade, low carb recipes, low carb, low carb ... low carb cooking, weight loss Book 1) The Great Cholesterol Myth + 100 Recipes for Preventing and Reversing Heart Disease: Why Lowering Your Cholesterol Won't Prevent Heart Disease and the Statin Free Plan and Diet that Will The Great Cholesterol Myth Now Includes 100 Recipes for Preventing and Reversing Heart Disease: Why Lowering Your Cholesterol Won't Prevent Heart Disease-and the Statin-Free Plan that Will The Essential Ketogenic Meal Prep Guide: Spend Less Time in the Kitchen and More Time Living Life (Ketogenic Diet Meal Plan, Meal Prep, Ketosis, Meal Preparation, Batch Cooking, Budget Cooking)