July 24, 2008

New Cookbook Offers Collection of the Best Healthy Soul Food Recipes


Contact: Kristi Manning of the American Heart Association, +1- 214-706-1538, kristi.manning@heart.org

The Best of Healthy Soul Food Recipes cookbook now available

DALLAS, July 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- You can satisfy your love for soul food and be mindful of your health with the American Stroke Associations The Best of Healthy Soul Food Recipescookbook.

This 96-page hardcover cookbook includes favorites from the first two issues ofHealthy Soul Food Recipesmagazine cookbooks. From soups to desserts, it features 50 tasty and healthful recipes that follow the American Heart Associations dietary recommendations.

Easy-to-make favorites include Chicken Soup with Mustard GreensandTomatoes, Carrot-Pineapple Salad with Golden Raisins, Spicy Oven-Fried Chickenand Rich and Creamy Mac and Cheese. The cookbook is available for $12.99 at www.ShopPower.org.

TheBest of Healthy Soul Food Recipeswas created for soul food fans so they can enjoy tasty foods that can help reduce their risk for stroke and heart disease. The cookbook includes information about stroke risk factors, a personal risk assessment tool and recommendations for stroke prevention.

The cookbook is dedicated to the memory of Yolanda King, who was the first national Ambassador of the American Stroke Associations Power To End Stroke, an aggressive education and awareness program for African Americans. Knowing about stroke is particularly important for African Americans, because they have double the risk of having a first stroke compared to Caucasians.

The Best of Healthy Soul Food Recipeswas created by the American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association, and published by Publications International, Ltd. Call 1-888-4- STROKE or visit www.strokeassociation.org/powerto take the Power To End Stroke pledge, a personal commitment to reduce your risk of stroke.

Power To End Stroke is nationally sponsored by Bristol-Myers Squibb/Sanofi Pharmaceuticals Partnership.

About the American Stroke Association

The goal of the American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association, is to reduce disability and death from stroke through research, education and advocacy. In its 2006-07 fiscal year, the association invested more than $152 million to fight stroke. To learn more, call 1-888-4STROKE or visit www.strokeassociation.org.

About the American Heart Association

Founded in 1924, the American Heart Association today is the nations oldest and largest voluntary health organization dedicated to building healthier lives, free of heart disease and stroke. These diseases, Americas No. 1 and No. 3 killers, and all other cardiovascular diseases claim nearly 870,000 lives a year. In fiscal year 2006-07 the association invested more than $554 million in research, professional and public education, advocacy and community service programs to help all Americans live longer, healthier lives. To learn more, call 1-800-AHA-USA1 or visit www.americanheart.org.

About Power To End Stroke

The American Stroke Associations Power To End Stroke cause campaign speaks to African Americans about their increased risk for stroke. For information visit www.strokeassociation.org/poweror call 1-888-4STROKE.

SOURCE American Heart Association

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