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Many factors affect your chance of getting heart and blood vessel disease. Some of these risk factors can’t be changed (family history, age and gender). But, if you watch what you eat and stay active, you can improve your blood fat levels, control your weight and reduce high blood pressure.
Use this resource, made by Preventive Cardiology Registered Dietitians, to help you to live a heart-healthy life.
The Road to a Healthy Heart Runs through the Kitchen, by Joe and Bernie Piscatella, Workman Publishing, 2005.
The New American Heart Association Cookbook, 9th Edition, Clarkson Potter, 2017
American Heart Association Low-Salt Cookbook, 4th Edition, Clarkson Potter, 2013
American Heart Association Quick and Easy Cookbook, 2nd Edition, Clarkson Potter, 2012
American Heart Association Healthy Slow Cooker Cookbook, 1st Edition, Harmony, 2012
The Diabetes and Heart Healthy Cookbook, American Heart Association and American Diabetes Association, 2nd Edition, 2014.
The Complete Idiot’s Guide to the Mediterranean Diet, Tessman &Green, 1st Edition, Alpha, 2010
The New Mediterranean Diet Cookbook, Nancy Harmen Jenkins,1st Edition, Bantam, 2008
The Mediterranean Diabetes Cookbook, Amy Riolo, 1st Edition, American Diabetes Association,2010
Eat, Drink and Weigh Less, Katzen & Willett, 1st Edition, Hachette Books, 2007
Eating Well 500 Calorie Dinners, Price & Micco, Countryman Press, 2010
How to Cook Everything Vegetarian, Mark Bittman, 10th Edition, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Vegan Living, Bennett & Sammartano, 2ndEdition, Alpha, 2012
The Great Vegan Bean Book, Hester& Comet, 2nd Edition, Fair Winds Press, 2013
Vegetarian Times Complete Cookbook, 2nd Edition, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2005
Magazines (with free healthy online recipes)
Clean Eating www.cleaneatingmag.com
Cooking Light www.cookinglight.com
Eating Well www.eatingwell.com
Vegetarian Times www.vegetariantimes.com
National Stroke Association www.stroke.org
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics www.eatright.org
DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) Diet http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/dash
Heart Healthy recipes by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
United States Department of Agriculture https://www.choosemyplate.gov
American Heart Association website https://www.heart.org/en/healthy-living/healthy-eating
Who to Call
If you are a UW Health patient and have more questions, please call UW Health at one of the phone numbers below. You can also visit our website at www.uwhealth.org/nutrition.
Nutrition clinics for UW Hospital and Clinics (UWHC) and American Family Children’s Hospital (AFCH) can be reached at: (608) 890-5500
Nutrition clinics for UW Medical Foundation (UWMF) can be reached at: (608) 287-2770
If you are a patient receiving care at UnityPoint – Meriter, Swedish American or a health system outside of UW Health, please use the phone numbers provided in your discharge instructions for any questions or concerns.