8.5" x 11" (21.59 x 27.94 cm) Black & White on White paper 414 pages
BISAC: Cooking / Vegetarian & Vegan
The book is divided into three parts:
Food is an integral part of any program of health care. The nature of the diet consumed is especially important in the maintenance of cardiovascular health. It is particularly relevant to those recovering from a major cardiac event such as a heart attack or coronary artery bypass surgery and also to those who are at risk of developing diseases such as atherosclerosis. While recognizing the benefits that accrue from procedures such as the placement of stents in the coronary arteries and the use of medications for the treatment of high blood pressure and elevated levels of cholesterol, the authors believe that these effects could be enhanced by instituting changes in lifestyle such as cessation of tobacco abuse, participation in a regular exercise program and the consumption of a diet that is low in saturated fat and cholesterol. For a period of more than 20 years, the authors of this book have promoted a low fat plant-based diet for patients who have evidence of coronary atherosclerosis. This book is a collection of approximately 350 recipes that were recommended to patients who came under their care. The individual items were contributed by patients who adapted their favorite recipes so that they fell within the low fat vegetarian guidelines that were provided for them.