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Monday, February 21, 2011

The Heart-Smart Diabetes Kitchen Cook Book Review

You don't have to have heart problems or Diabetes to start eating healthy.  It is no secret that my family loves eating and sometimes it is not always the healthiest choices that we make.  Maybe it is time we started adding a little healthy to our diets.

  Cook for the Heart with “The Heart-Smart Diabetes Kitchen”
New Cookbook Offers 151 Fresh, Fast, and Flavorful Recipes Made with Canola Oil
Since February is American Hearth Month it is just as good a time as any.  And since I received the Heart-Smart Diabetes Kitchen Cook Book to review, I have no more excuses.  I have found that you don't have to give up flavor to eat smarter.  And this cook book is full of tasty beneficial recipes that even the kids will love.  It is beautifully illustrated with pictures and great information including dietary facts that include:

Top 10 Rules for Healthy Living
Fat Facts and Comparison of Dietary Fats
Eating Fresh
Making Meals Faster
Fast Facts About Canola
Making Food Flavourful
Herbs/Spices from Different Cultures

The cookbook includes 151 recipes by veteran cookbook author and diabetes recipe developer Nancy S. Hughes. Nutritious meets delicious in her recipes without breaking the bank or burning hours in the kitchen.



CHICAGO, IL – Heart disease is the leading cause of death around the world, so having a heart-smart diet is important to everyone’s health. People with diabetes especially need such a diet as they are at greater risk for heart disease and having it occur earlier in life. “The Heart-Smart Diabetes Kitchen: Fresh, Fast, and Flavorful Recipes Made with Canola Oil,” a new cookbook from the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and CanolaInfo, is here to help.


The ADA recommends that people with diabetes substitute healthy oils, such as canola oil, for other types of fat when cooking. As a common ingredient throughout the cookbook, canola oil delivers on heart-health. It has the least saturated fat of all common culinary oils and is free of trans fat and cholesterol. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized a qualified health claim for canola oil on its potential to reduce the risk of heart disease. 


Canola oil also delivers on versatility in the kitchen as it has a high heat tolerance (468 °F smoke point), neutral taste and light texture. It can be used in just about any culinary application.   

“Canola oil wakes up all of the flavors in foods,” says Hughes. “Developing recipes for this cookbook was fun and easy because I had no limitations with the oil and I could focus on the natural goodness of whole foods, herbs and seasonings. 


Black Bean Dip
This colorful paperback is available through the ADA and in bookstores. To order, call 1-800-232-6733 or go to http://store.diabetes.org. In addition, it is sold on Amazon.com and in Borders, Barnes & Noble and other bookstores nationwide. Proceeds from the purchase of this book go to further ADA’s mission to improve the lives of people with diabetes. For more information, visit www.heartsmartdiabetes.org or find us Facebook.com/CanolaInfo, Twitter.com/CanolaInfo.   

I recommend this cook book to everyone.  Whether you have related issues or want to prevent them, today is a good day to start taking care of yourself and the ones you love. 

I received the Heart-Smart Diabetes Kitchen Cookbook for review.  I was not compensated for a positive review and all opinions are my own.

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