In The Great Cholesterol Myth Cookbook , nutrition expert Jonny Bowden lays out a detailed meal plan and delicious and nutritious recipes that will prevent and reverse heart disease, target key factors like inflammation and HDL cholesterol, provide key nutrients, and give you back foods you thought were gone forever. About the Author Jonny Bowden, Ph. Stephen Sinatra, M. Deirdre Rawlings, Ph.
She holds a Ph.
She specializes in fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, digestive challenges, food allergies, and immune rebalancing. She resides in Atlanta, GA. Finally a cookbook that puts flavor, healthy fats, and sanity back in the kitchen! I find myself giving my patients the same message daily. I appreciate begin able to back it up with this well-considered, beautifully written book, which then provides them with recipes that are both practical and delicious.
Let them eat fat! Tenets such as limit sugar, limit grains, no need to avoid saturated fat, and minimize processed foods, will go a long way in reversing risk factors for heart disease. Help Centre. My Wishlist Sign In Join. Jonny Bowden , M. Fact: There is no correlation between cholesterol and heart attack. Myth: Lowering cholesterol with statin drugs will prolong your life.
Fact: There is no data to show that statins have a significant impact on longevity. Myth: Statin drugs are safe. Fact: Statin drugs can be extremely toxic including causing death. Myth: Statin drugs are useful in men, women and the elderly. Fact: Statin drugs do the best job in middle-aged men with coronary disease. Myth: Statin drugs are useful in middle-aged men with coronary artery disease because of its impact on cholesterol.
Fact: Statin drugs reduce inflammation and improve blood viscosity thinning blood. Statins are extremely helpful in men with low HDL and coronary artery disease.
Myth: Saturated fat is dangerous. Fact: Saturated fats are not dangerous. The killer fats are the transfats from partially hydrogenated oils. Myth: The higher the cholesterol, the shorter the lifespan.
Fact: Higher cholesterol protects you from gastrointestinal disease, pulmonary disease and hemorrhagic stroke. Myth: A high carbohydrate diet protects you from heart disease. Fact: Simple processed carbs and sugars predispose you to heart disease. Myth: Fat is bad for your health. Fact: Monounsaturated and saturated fats protect you from metabolic syndrome. Sugar is the foe in cardiovascular disease.
Fact: This is over-simplistic. Myth: Cholesterol causes heart disease. Just make sure you use oil high in unsaturated fats and don't use too much. Remember that all fats are dense in calories, so they will add up quickly. Some ideas are olive, peanut, corn, vegetable, safflower, sunflower or flaxseed oil.
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Nonstick pans and cooking sprays also work well if you're trying to reduce calories in a dish. Restaurant food tends to be high in calories, sodium, and unhealthy fats — all things you want to watch if you're eating heart healthy. Try to cook at home as much as possible with fresh, healthy ingredients.
You'll find that you have much more control over what goes into your food. If you are looking for diabetes-friendly recipes to make at home, sign up for Recipes for Healthy Living. You'll receive with dozens of meal ideas, healthy tips and recipes each month. Look for recipes that use herbs and spices for flavor instead of salt, butter, lard, or other unhealthy fats.
Try these tricks to season your food:. Cut away visible fat from meat and poultry. Roast food on a rack to let the fat drip off. Make soups a day ahead so you can chill them and then remove the fat that has risen to the top. Instead of regular ground beef Fewer calories, less saturated fat and less cholesterol.
Instead of sour cream on tacos or in dips Try non-fat plain yogurt regular or Greek. Fewer calories and less saturated fat. Instead of butter or margarine when cooking vegetables or protein foods Try trans-free margarine and oils like olive oil or vegetable oil.
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No trans fat, less saturated fat and more heart-healthy unsaturated fats. Instead of butter or margarine when baking Try substituting half with applesauce.