Heart Disease is epidemic in the United States; February is American Heart Association (AHA) Awareness month. If you are at risk of heart disease then it is vitally important that you and your family begin to eat a Heart Healthy Diet and begin your journey to a Heart Healthy Lifestyle.
One way to accomplish a Heart Healthy Lifestyle is to use cookbooks as a guide to eating right. At Amazon.com cookbooks can be purchased and they will be a great addition to any families kitchen and lifestyle.
#1 AHA Low-Fat, Low-Cholesterol Cookbook is a spiral bound cookbook put out by the American Heart Association and is filled from front to back cover with great information. Read the important area of the cookbook that will explain what a Heart Healthy Diet is and how it will assist the family in their quest towards good health. Recipes for everything you could ever wish for from appetizers to dessert. Step by step instructions on what to use in each recipe and how to complete the meal from beginning to end. Prices for this book is $14.95 new and $4.56 used.
#2 is AHA Quick and Easy Cookbook. This book sells for $10.85 new and $9.50 used on Amazon.com. In today’s world every family is busy with life. This is one main excuse for a family not to follow the Heart Healthy Diet. In the pages of this wonderful book you learn the basics of a healthful diet and why you need to eat heart healthy foods. There is a section that gives step-by-step instructions on how to plan meals, shop for meals, and prepare meals that will be quick and easy. With the added section on how to become organized and stay organized the average person can accomplish any heart healthy meal for the family. This book will provide recipes for every meal from breakfast to dessert and snacks.
#3 is the Betty Crocker Heart Healthy cookbook fashioned to the rules and advice of the AHA. Title is Betty Crocker’s Low Fat, Low Cholesterol Cookbook. Sold on amazon.com for $12.50 new and $6.95 used. This book includes not only recipes for heart healthy foods and meals but gives you menu suggestions, a calorie counter and cholesterol chart to help you determine which foods contain how many calories and how much cholesterol per recipe. You will also find a substitution chart and metric conversation table to make it easier to change recipes to meet any number of requirements for members of the family.
Be sure to visit the American Heart Association website at AmericanHeart.org for more cookbooks and diet information. AHA will help keep you up to date on all the newest heart healthy information needed to keep the heart the strongest muscle in your body.