Eating for the Healthy Heart

THIS BOOK WILL CHANGE THE WAY YOU SHOP, COOK AND EAT UDATES YOU ON ANTIOXIDANTS, VITAMINS, STEROLS AND OMEGA-3s NOW WITH BONUS FAT & SATURATED FAT COUNTER Take heart! It's never too late to begin eating your way to a healthier heart. With this book, one of Australia's leading nutritionists and food commentators will guide you through the scientific mumbo-jumbo to clearly explain how you can adopt healthier eating habits for life. Armed with facts and statistics, quizzes, recipes and the latest scientific information, Catherine Saxelby introduces us to her ground-breaking yet simple 10-step plan and explains each step in detail: 1] If you need to, shed excess body fat 2] Cut back on saturated fats and trans fats 3] Make the fats you do eat unsaturated 4] Add plant sterols to your diet 5] Cut back on cholesterol from food 6] Boost your omega-3s 7] Sweep cholesterol away with soluble fibre 8] Eat more folate 9] Up the antioxidants 10] Add the heart-protectors - soy, nuts, fruit and vegetables, whole grains The 10 steps are based on latest nutrition research and recommendations from health authorities like the Heart Foundation and the American Heart Association. The book is aimed at people who already have high cholesterol or are at risk of heart disease. It covers: Part 1 A general introduction to the causes of heart disease with a quick quiz to asses your risk Part 2 Outlines the 10 steps for healthy heart eating Part 3 How to rethink your daily diet Part 4 Medications and herbal supplements Part 5 Exercise, quit smoking and stress management Part 6 55 quick-to-prepare recipes Fat & saturated fat counter More help Resources, glossary, references

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20cm x 13cm




Health & Self-Help


Hardie Grant Books


01 May 2003


Catherine Saxelby

Catherine Saxelby is an award-winning nutritionist, columnist, blogger and food commentator who's passionate about helping people eat delicious, healthy, seasonal food. She has written 11 books, including the phenomenal Nutrition for Life, which has sold almost half a million copies. Catherine is a regular in the media across television, radio, print and online at