Video: Cook for the Heart with ‘The Heart-Smart Diabetes Kitchen’
CHICAGO, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ — 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.
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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.
The ADA recommends that people with diabetes cook with the types of fat that can help lower cholesterol, such as canola oil. 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.
“Because of their risk of heart disease, people with diabetes should limit saturated fat in their diet, replacing it with poly- and monounsaturated fats,” says Certified Diabetes Educator Esther Garcia Schuster, MS, RD. “Canola oil, rich in these desirable fats, is a great base for the recipes in this cookbook. Using these recipes will ease diabetes management and ensure that healthy cooking is a joy.”
Canola oil also delivers on versatility in the kitchen as it has a high heat tolerance (468 degrees 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.”
This colorful paperback is available now for pre-orders through the ADA and in October in bookstores. To order, call 1-800-232-6733 or go to http://store.diabetes.org. 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.