For the millions of Americans with high blood pressure and those who are looking to reduce their sodium intake without sacrificing flavor, America's most trusted authority on heart-healthy eating presents the revised and updated fourth edition of their low-salt classic, with more than 50 all-new recipes and the latest health information.
Most Americans eat more sodium than is good for them, often without realizing how it may be adversely affecting their health. Over the years, the average American's intake of salt has increased dramatically, in part because so many of us have come to rely more on restaurant and processed foods. Now, the American Heart Association gives us the opportunity to control how much sodium is in our meals. With more than 200 recipes, such as Broiled Sirloin with Chile-Roasted Onions; Garlic-Lime Marinated Trout; and Chicken, Barley, and Spinach Casserole, AHA's Low-Salt Cookbook, 4th Edition, empowers home cooks to prepare delicious, nutritious meals that focus on fresh and flavorful ingredients--all without lots of added salt. This edition also includes tips on developing a healthy eating plan, reading food labels and understanding packaging terms, and making the best choices when eating out.
- Sodium is a hot topic: In April 2010, the New England Journal of Medicine published a study stating that if Americans cut their salt intake by just a half teaspoon per day, the number of heart attacks in the United States could decline by 13%. In response to that and other recent studies, the FDA announced an initiative to limit the amount of salt allowed in processed foods, due to be launched before the end of 2010.
- Hypertension patients leave the doctor's office looking for a low-salt cookbook: The first thing patients do after being told they need to cut sodium from their diets is head for the bookstore.
- An evergreen in AHA's library: Previous editions of the American Heart Association Low-Salt Cookbook have sold more than 300,000 copies. There are more than 50,000 copies in print of the third edition paperback alone.
- The power of Go Red: In February 2004, the American Heart Association launched Go Red for Women, which has received over 3.5 billion media impressions, continuing to remind the public that AHA is the authority on heart-health information and recipes.
- Delicious healthy food: With revised classics and more than 50 brand-new recipes that take full advantage of modern cooking techniques and popular ingredients, AHA proves that you don't have to sacrifice taste to eat healthy, low-sodium meals.