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, 2nd Edition, 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
(with free healthy online recipes)
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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